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flax

flax

 
pronunciation:
flaeks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several related plants with slender stems, bearing tiny blue flowers as well as seeds which can be eaten and from which linseed oil is pressed.
Flax is native to the Middle East and was under cultivation in ancient Egypt.
 
definition 2: a textile fiber made from the stems of these plants or the thread made from such fiber; linen fiber.
Linen is made from flax.
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