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The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.

[Middle English linsed, from Old English līnsǣd : līn, flax (from Latin līnum; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots) + sǣd, seed; see seed.]


(Botany) another name for flaxseed
[Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed]



the seed of flax; linseed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linseed - the seed of flax used as a source of oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil


A. Nlinaza f
B. CPD linseed oil Naceite m de linaza


nLeinsamen m
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Friendly this, on the part of the Duke of Linseed (and thoughtful in the postscript), only lithographed by the hundred and presenting but a pale individuality of an address to Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, in quite another hand.
Surely the time was gone forever when the broad river could bring up unwelcome ships; Russia was only the place where the linseed came from,--the more the better,--making grist for the great vertical millstones with their scythe-like arms, roaring and grinding and carefully sweeping as if an informing soul were in them.
Current trial was carried out during the four seasons of the year to evaluate the superovulatory response and the total production of congealable and viable structures of Nellore cows fed with linseed grains or canola seeds.
Prevent that damage by spreading boiled linseed oil on the decking as needed.
4 January 2010 - Denmark has found GMO traces in pet food, which was manufactured using imported linseed containing unauthorised genetically modified (FP 967).
15 December 2009 - Lantmannen Cerealia has withdrawn some crushed linseed products manufactured under the GoGreen brand in Sweden after finding traces of a genetically modified linseed.
You'll need a fair amount of boiled linseed oil, an equal amount of mineral spirits and some mildewcide--a pesticide that kills mildew and is found at paint and hardware stores.
Firstly, you will need about 500g of linseed oil putty to fill a rebate about 4m in length.
Apply the oil with a soft cloth but remember that it takes a long time to dry, especially linseed which should be left overnight between coats.
The 12-product line is comprised of six professional hair care products and six styling formulations and pairs real diamond dust with linseed extract to deliver softness, manageability and instant shine, as well as antioxidant protection.
Clean gardening tools and oil the blades, rubbing down wooden handles with raw linseed oil.