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(Plants) any plant of the annual or perennial genus Linum, of temperate regions, esp L. grandiflorum, from N Africa, cultivated for its showy red or blue flowers: family Linaceae. See also flax
[Latin, from Greek linon flax]
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Noun1.linum - a herbaceous plant genus of the family Linaceae with small sessile leavesLinum - a herbaceous plant genus of the family Linaceae with small sessile leaves
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Linaceae, flax family, Linaceae - a widely distributed family of plants
flax - plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
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The earliest accounts I possess of my progenitors represent them as a goodly growth of the Linum Usitatissimum, divided into a thousand cotemporaneous plants, singularly well conditioned, and remarkable for an equality that renders the production valuable.
Linum Usitatissimum = Linum usitatissimum (Cooper's capitalization varies) is the botanical name for the variety of flax from which linen is made}
As respects logical inductions, for instance, the linum usitatissimum draws as largely on the intellectual acquisitions of the various epochas that belonged to the three or four parent stems which preceded it, as on its own.