lint

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From Middle English linet, from Old French linette (grain of flax), diminutive of lin (flax); or, from Medieval Latin linteum, from Latin līnum (flax).

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lint (uncountable)

  1. a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; used for dressing wounds
  2. clinging fuzzy fluff that accumulates in one's pockets or navel etc
  3. the fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Probably a shortening of Middle Dutch lijnde (rope), from line (modern lijn). Alternatively from Latin linteum (cloth).

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lint n (plural linten, diminutive lintje n)

  1. ribbon

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