linoleum

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English[edit]

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linoleum floor, showing edge.

Etymology[edit]

Coined c. 1864 by inventor Frederick Walton, from Latin linum (flax) + oleum (oil). Used as a trade name but never registered as a trademark, it was the first product whose name was ruled to be genericized.

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linoleum (countable and uncountable, plural linoleums)

  1. An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      The house seemed unfamiliar in the dark stormy light; the red and purple glass of the front door made livid bruises on the linoleum; the green chenille curtain was like a veil of seaweed.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English linoleum.

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linoleum n

  1. linoleum

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

linoleum m (invariable)

  1. linoleum

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English linoleum.

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  • IPA(key): /linolěum/
  • Hyphenation: li‧no‧le‧um

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linolèum m (Cyrillic spelling линолѐум)

  1. linoleum

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