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linden

[lin-duh n] /ˈlɪn dən/
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana (American linden) or T. europaea (European linden) having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped leaves, grown as an ornamental or shade tree.
Compare linden family.
2.
the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, boxes, etc.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; noun use of obsolete linden (adj.) of the lime tree, Middle English, Old English. See lime3, -en2

Linden

[lin-duh n] /ˈlɪn dən/
noun
1.
a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark.
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linden

/ˈlɪndən/
noun
1.
any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade trees See also lime3 , basswood
Word Origin
C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree
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Word Origin and History for linden
linden
"the lime tree," O.E., originally an adj., "of linden wood," from O.E. lind "linden" (n.), from P.Gmc. *lindo (cf. O.S. linda, O.N. lind, O.H.G. linta, Ger. linde), probably from PIE *lent- "flexible," with ref. to the tree's pliant bast. "The recent currency of the word is prob. due to its use in translations of German romance, as an adoption of G. linden pl. of linde, or as the first element in the comb. lindenbaum = 'linden-tree.' " [OED]
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Linden

city, northeastern Guyana, on the Demerara River upstream from Georgetown. The former towns of Mackenzie, Wismar, and Christianborg, which were unified as Linden (1971), grew up around the large mining camp that was established by the Aluminum Company of Canada, and later nationalized as the Guyana Bauxite Company. Bauxite mined in the vicinity is brought to Linden for processing and then loaded onto oceangoing vessels at the camp. There is a bridge across the Demerara, and Georgetown can be reached by road. Linden also has an airport. Pop. (2002) 29,502.

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