noun Date: 1562 the small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient, and as a dietary supplement — called also linseed

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  • Flaxseed — Flax seed , n. The seed of the flax; linseed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaxseed — 1560s, from FLAX (Cf. flax) + SEED (Cf. seed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flaxseed — [flak′sēd΄] n. the seed of the flax; linseed …   English World dictionary

  • flaxseed — noun Flaxseed is used before these nouns: ↑oil …   Collocations dictionary

  • flaxseed — sėmenys statusas Aprobuotas sritis pašarai apibrėžtis Sėjamųjų linų (Linum usitatissimum) grūdai. Grynis – ne mažesnis kaip 93 proc. atitikmenys: angl. flax seed; flaxseed; linseed vok. Leinsaat, f; Leinsamen, m rus. льняное семя pranc. graines… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • flaxseed oil — noun a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints • Syn: ↑linseed oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Meronyms: ↑linoleic acid, ↑linolic acid, ↑linolenic acid * * * ˈflaxse …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaxseed oil — noun The oil of flaxseed, used as a food source of omega 3 fat …   Wiktionary

  • flaxseed — /flaks seed /, n. the seed of flax, yielding linseed oil; linseed. [1555 65; FLAX + SEED] * * * …   Universalium

  • flaxseed — noun The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil Syn: linseed …   Wiktionary

  • flaxseed — SYN: linseed. f. oil SYN: linseed oil. * * * flax·seed flak(s) .sēd n the small seed of flax (esp. Linum usitatissimum) used esp. as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient in treating inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, intestinal …   Medical dictionary

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