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flaxseed

[flaks-seed] /ˈflæksˌsid/
noun
1.
the seed of flax, yielding linseed oil; linseed.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; flax + seed
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  • Combine cooled pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and ground flaxseed in a food processor, and process for a minute.
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flaxseed

/ˈflæksˌsiːd/
noun
1.
the seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil Also called linseed
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Word Origin and History for flaxseed
n.

1560s, from flax + seed (n.).

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Encyclopedia Article for flaxseed

linseed

seed of a variety of the common flax, Linum usitatissimum, grown for its yield of linseed oil and meal. This variety of flax has shorter straw, more branches, and more seeds than other varieties that are grown primarily for linen fibre. It is cultivated principally in Argentina, Canada, the United States, Russia, and Ukraine.

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