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“… modifying a word like clear flax linen …”

meanings of flax


  1. The flax bush, a plant of the genus Phormium, native to New Zealand, with strap-like leaves up to 3 metres long that grow in clumps.
  2. A plant of the genus Linum, especially Linum usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. Also known as linseed, especially when referring to the seeds.
  3. The fibers of Linum usitatissimum, grown to make linen and related textiles.


  1. A surname​.

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