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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.]
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(Botany) another name for flaxseed
[Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed]
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the seed of flax; linseed.
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Noun1.linseed - the seed of flax used as a source of oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
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A. Nlinaza f
B. CPD linseed oil Naceite m de linaza
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nLeinsamen m
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Soliciting your favourable reply before the 14th instant, I am, My Dear Sir, Your faithful Servant, LINSEED. P.S.
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It was hypothesised that diet supplementation with rapeseed oil rich in oleic acid, or linseed oil, a good source of linolenic acid, can reduce the concentration of SFA and increase n-3 PUFA.
Meat from Garganica kids fed diets containing oregano and linseed was analysed for physical and sensory properties, chemical and fatty acid composition of intramuscular lipids.
Therefore, the aim of the present research was to assess the antioxidant efficacy of apple pomace as natural antioxidant in the storage of linseed and fish oils in anaerobic conditions.
Herrings in cold-pressed linseed oil Makes 1 litre This Polish classic offers a double whammy of omega 3 thanks to the fish and oil.
HITLER survived mainly on millet and linseed oil in his bunker, letters from his cook reveal.
John R Kirton you have here is flax or linseed, Linum usitatissimum.