linseed

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Linseed

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From Old English līnsǣd (seed of flax), from līn (flax) + sǣd (seed).

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linseed (plural linseeds)

  1. The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil.
    Synonyms: flaxseed
    The Ancients widely regarded linseed as a source of medical treatments

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