The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil

The Ancients widely regarded linseed as a source of medical treatments

See Also: linen

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  • Linseed — Lin seed (l[i^]n s[=e]d ), n. [OE. lin flax + seed. See {Linen}.] (Bot.) The seeds of flax, from which linseed oil is obtained. [Written also {lintseed}.] [1913 Webster] {Linseed cake}, the solid mass or cake which remains when oil is expressed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linseed — O.E. linsæd seed of flax, widely regarded in ancient times as a source of medical treatments, from lin flax (see LINEN (Cf. linen)) + sæd seed (see SEED (Cf. seed)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • linseed — ► NOUN ▪ the seeds of the flax plant. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • linseed — [lin′sēd΄] n. [ME linsed < OE linsæd < lin, flax (see LINE2) + sæd, SEED] the seed of flax; flaxseed …   English World dictionary

  • linseed — /lin seed /, n. flaxseed. [bef. 1000; ME linsed, OE linsaed. See LINE1, SEED] * * * ▪ botany also called  flaxseed (flax)        seed of a variety of the common flax, Linum usitatissimum, grown for its yield of linseed oil and meal. This variety… …   Universalium

  • linseed — n. the seed of flax. Phrases and idioms: linseed cake pressed linseed used as cattle food. linseed meal ground linseed. linseed oil oil extracted from linseed and used in paint and varnish. Etymology: OE linsaeligd f. lin flax + saeligd seed …   Useful english dictionary

  • linseed — The dried ripe seed of Linum usitatissimum (family Linaceae), flax, the fiber of which is used in the manufacture of linen; an infusion was used as a demulcent in catarrhal affections of the respiratory and urogenital tracts, and the ground seeds …   Medical dictionary

  • linseed — noun Linseed is used before these nouns: ↑oil …   Collocations dictionary

  • linseed — /ˈlɪnsid / (say linseed) noun the seed of flax. {Middle English linsed, Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed} …  

  • linseed — sėjamasis linas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lininių šeimos aliejinis, maistinis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis kultūrinis nuodingas augalas (Linum usitatissimum). atitikmenys: lot. Linum crepitans; Linum humile; Linum usitatissimum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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