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FLAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flax mean? 

FLAX (noun)
  The noun FLAX has 2 senses:

1. fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric
2. plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem

  Familiarity information: FLAX used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLAX (noun)


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Meaning:

Fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("flax" is a kind of...):

plant fiber; plant fibre (fiber derived from plants)

Holonyms ("flax" is a substance of...):

linen (a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant)


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Meaning:

Plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("flax" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("flax" is a member of...):

genus Linum; Linum (a herbaceous plant genus of the family Linaceae with small sessile leaves)


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