|another name for flaxseed|
|[Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed]|
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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