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Flax seeds on wooden spoon

Linum usitatissimum

Synonymes :
Flaxseed, Linseed, Alsi
Flax (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Old English fleax, from Proto-Germanic *flahsą, from Proto-Indo-European *pleḱ- (to plait). Cognate with Old Frisian flax, Old Saxon *flahs (Dutch vlas), Old High German flahs (German Flachs); the Northern Germanic (and most likely the Gothic too) stem is different.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flæks/
  • Rhymes: -æks

Noun

flax (countable and uncountable, plural flaxes)

  1. A plant of the genus Linum, especially Linum usitatissimum
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