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lin·den

 (lĭn′dən)
n.
Any of various deciduous shade trees of the genus Tilia of the mallow family, having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of yellowish fragrant flowers that hang from a leaflike bract. Also called basswood, lime2.

[Middle English, made of linden wood, from Old English, from lind, linden.]

linden

(ˈlɪndən)
n
(Plants) any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade trees. See also lime3, basswood
[C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree]

lin•den

(ˈlɪn dən)

n.
1. any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana, of North America, having fragrant yellowish white flowers and heart-shaped toothed leaves.
2. the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees.
Compare basswood.
[1570–80; n. use of obsolete linden (adj.) of the linden, Middle English, Old English = lind(e) linden (c. Old Norse lind) + -en -en2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden treeslinden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
linden tree, basswood, lime tree, linden, lime - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.linden - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowerslinden - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
basswood, linden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana - large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, Tilia cordata - large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
Tilia heterophylla, white basswood, cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region
Japanese lime, Japanese linden, Tilia japonica - medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
silver lime, silver linden, Tilia tomentosa - large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
Translations
hársfa
tilia

linden

[ˈlɪndən] n (= lime) → tilleul m

linden

n (also linden tree)Linde f, → Lindenbaum m
References in classic literature ?
But the finest thing within the ruin's limits was a noble linden, which the children said was four hundred years old, and no doubt it was.
Imagine on the balustrade of this terrace a number of tall vases of blue and white pottery, in which are gilliflowers; and to right and left, along the neighboring walls, hedges of linden closely trimmed in, and you will gain an idea of the landscape, full of tranquil chastity, modest cheerfulness, but commonplace withal, which surrounded the venerable edifice of the Cormon family.
Through this window shone a mild light which silvered the foliage of two or three linden trees which formed a group outside the park.
A deep and careless incision had been made into each tree, near its root, into which little spouts, formed of the I bark of the alder, or of the sumach, were fastened; and a trough, roughly dug out of the linden, or basswood, was I lying at the root of each tree, to catch the sap that flowed from this extremely wasteful and inartificial arrangement.
I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
The lance of the black knight smote full upon the linden shield of his foeman, the staggering weight of the mighty black charger hurtled upon the gray who went down with his rider into the dust of the highway.
He and his betrothed had walked about the garden and were sitting on a bench in a shady linden alley.
Why, they tie themselves together and leap into the Linden Pool, where the water is five spears'-lengths deep.
Down the broad main thoroughfare, which may once have been the historic Unter den Linden, came a brilliant cortege.
A squirrel climbed cautiously down from a linden tree.
It led through a grove of lindens to a conservatory.
While other towns boast of the magnificence of their arsenals and dock-yards, and the splendour of their shops and markets, Haarlem's claims to fame rest upon her superiority to all other provincial cities in the number and beauty of her spreading elms, graceful poplars, and, more than all, upon her pleasant walks, shaded by the lovely arches of magnificent oaks, lindens, and chestnuts.