linseed-oil

linseed oil

noun
a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.

Origin:
1540–50

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linseed oil
 
n
a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc

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