linseeds

linseed

[lin-seed]
noun

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English linsed, Old English līnsǣd. See line1, seed

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linseed (ˈlɪnˌsiːd)
 
n
another name for flaxseed
 
[Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed]

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linseed
O.E. linsæd "seed of flax," widely regarded in ancient times as a source of medical treatments, from lin "flax" (see linen) + sæd "seed."
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