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linum

[lahy-nuh m] /ˈlaɪ nəm/
noun
1.
any of numerous plants of the genus Linum, including flax, L. usitatissimum, and various other species grown as ornamentals.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus); Latin līnum flax
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linum

/ˈlaɪnəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the annual or perennial genus Linum, of temperate regions, esp L. grandiflorum, from N Africa, cultivated for its showy red or blue flowers: family Linaceae See also flax
Word Origin
Latin, from Greek linon flax
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