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Definition of Flax


  1. A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed.
  2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.

Flax Translations

flax in Dutch is vlas
flax in French is lin
flax in German is Flachs
flax in Hungarian is len
flax in Italian is lino
flax in Norwegian is lin
flax in Spanish is lino
flax in Swedish is lin