flax

A plant whose stems were used to make a cloth called linen. Its blue flowers could be used to make a dye, and its seeds were crushed to produce linseed oil.

Flax

(Linum) The Linums or Flaxes form a large group of biennial, annual and perennial herbs and sub-shrubs. They form thick, upright tufts up to 2 feet high. The bluish-green foliage is linear to lanceolate and 1 to 2 inches long. The flowers are 1 to 2 inches across and come in shades of red, violet-blue, white with carmine eye, or rose pink. Each flo...
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flax

pale yellow (hair) a plant 
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flax

[n] - fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric 2. [n] - plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
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Flax

The seeds of the plant are rich in oil. A fibre can be processed from the stem of the plant and can be spun into a thread called linen. Oil Used as a fuel in lamps Thread woven into a strong cloth
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Flax

(Linaceae family, Linum genera) A plant grown especially to make linen and linseed oil. This grows wild in Britain - but has long been cultivated. The linen is made by removing parts of the plants by retting, (washing in water to break up a binding resin of the plant), in large pools or troughs. Scutching, (the breaking of the woody stems), was the...
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Flax

Flax (flăks) noun [ Anglo-Saxon fleax ; akin to Dutch vlas , OHG . flahs , German flachs , and probably to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, Latin plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Greek ... to weave, plait. See Ply .] 1....
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flax

1. <botany> A plant of the genus Linum, especially. The L. Usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fibre of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed. ... 2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax pla...
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Flax

• (n.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed. • (n.) The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when...
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flax

(genus Linum usitatissimum), plant of the family Linaceae and its fibre, which is second in importance among the bast fibre (q.v.) group. The flax ... [5 related articles]
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flax

flax, common name for members of the Linaceae, a family of annual herbs, especially members of the genus Linum, and for the fiber obtained from such plants. The flax of commerce (several varieties of L. usitatissimum) has been cultivated since prehistoric times (see linen). It was the major source o...
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Flax

Flax or linseed is a popular name of plants of the genus Linum, family Linaceae of which there are roughly 100 species. They are herbs or small shrubs with narrow leaves and yellow, blue or white flowers arranged in variously formed cymes. They occur in warm and temperate regions over the world. The cultivated species is Linum usitatissimum. The fi...
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flax

Any of a group of plants including the cultivated L. usitatissimum; linen is produced from the fibre in its stems. The seeds yield linseed oil, used in paints and varnishes. The plant, of almost worldwide distribution, has a stem up to 60 cm/24 in high, small leaves, and bright blue flowers. (Genus Linum...
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Flax

[color] Flax or Flaxen is a pale yellowish-gray color named after flax seeds. The first recorded use of flax as a color name in English was in 1915. ==Flax in culture== ...
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Flax

[disambiguation] Flax may mean or refer to: ...
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Flax

Flax (also known as common flax or linseed), with the binomial name: Linum usitatissimum, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop that is grown in cooler regions of the world. The species is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean, through Western Asia and the Middle East, to India. ...
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Flax

The plant from which cellulosic linen fiber is obtained. Linen is used in apparel, accessories, draperies, upholstery, tablecloths, and towels.
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Flax

The natural fiber, grown chiefly in Western and Eastern Europe, that is used in the production of linen. Flax seeds are also used as a dietary supplement and are used to make linseed oil.
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Flax

A plant from which linen is obtained.
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Flax

A plant from which the stalk produces a fibre (linen) which is stronger then cotton but less flexible. Linen is used in apparel, accessories, draperies, upholstery, tablecloths, and towels.
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Flax

The plant from which cellulosic linen fiber is obtained.
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FLAX

Vegetable or bast fiber from tissue between bark and woody fiber of a flax plant. Long fibers are called line linen and shorter fibers are called tow. Grown in Europe and Egypt. Flax becomes linen. Cross reference Linen.
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Flax

Strong, absorbant natural vegetable fiber from the stalk of the flax linum plant. Woven into linen fabric of various weights. Cool and comfortable to wear, though has poor elasticity.
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Flax

[moth] Flax is a genus of moths of the Micronoctuidae family. ...
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