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flaxen

[flak-suh n] /ˈflæk sən/
adjective
1.
made of flax.
2.
pertaining to flax.
3.
resembling flax.
4.
of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax.
Also, flaxy.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; flax + -en2
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Examples from the web for flaxen
  • For those who dote on every purr and chortle of the flaxen-haired prodigy the announcement will be sufficient.
  • He was tall for his age and flaxen-haired, with a fierce glint behind frank, childlike eyes.
  • Hair is flaxen or strawberry blond to medium or reddish-brown.
  • flaxen had been gone almost a year, and a year counts for much at her age.
  • So you find many flaxen-haired, sky-eyed people up here, and they are rough and bold and independent.
  • It is three times as strong a a flaxen thread of the same size.
  • Her flaxen hair streamed over her face, and her sole attire consisted in a thin calico dress.
British Dictionary definitions for flaxen

flaxen

/ˈflæksən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling flax
2.
of a soft yellow colour: flaxen hair
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Word Origin and History for flaxen
adj.

"made of flax," mid-15c., from flax + -en (2). As "the color of flax" (usually with reference to hair) it is attested from 1520s.

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