linseed

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Linseed

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From Middle English linseed, lynseed, lynsede, from Old English līnsǣd (seed of flax), from līn (flax) (from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax)) + sǣd (seed).

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linseed (countable and uncountable, plural linseeds)

  1. The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil.
    Synonym: flaxseed
    The ancients regarded linseed as a source of medical benefits.

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