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From Middle English, from Old English līnen (“linen", "made of flax”), from Proto-Germanic *līnīnaz (“made of flax”), from Proto-Germanic *līnan (“flax”), from Proto-Indo-European *līn- (“flax”). Cognate with Latin linum (“flax”). More at line.
- (uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
- (countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, under clothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
- She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet.
- A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from linen