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tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax Boehmeria nivea , China grass , Chinese silk plant , ramee , ramie
rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant boll
seed-bearing capsule of cotton, flax, etc. boll
annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America Camelina sativa , gold of pleasure
leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax Cuscuta gronovii , love vine
staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning distaff
fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric flax
fungus causing flax rust flax rust , flax rust fungus , Melampsora lini
drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints flaxseed oil , linseed oil
seed of flax used as a source of oil flaxseed , linseed
nettle yielding fiber resembling flax genus Urtica , Urtica
comb for separating flax fibers hatchel , heckle
cloth made of flax linen
fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant linen
oil from flax seed linseed
deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton Plagianthus betulinus , Plagianthus regius , ribbon tree , ribbonwood
soak flax, hemp, lumber ret
natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn staple , staple fiber , staple fibre
fiber of flax or hemp for yarn tow
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