linaça

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lino (flax) +‎ -aça.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

linaça f (usually uncountable)

  1.  linseed, flaxseed
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 32r.
      […] ¬ aun en otra coſa. que ſi la molieren con olio de linaça faz mas fina color q́ el uerdet ¬ mas clara.
      […] and yet another thing; that if it is ground with linseed oil it makes it finer and lighter in color than verdigris.

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