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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Definitions for flaxen

  1. Of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax or linen.
  2. Resembling flax.
  3. Pertaining to flax.

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Citations for flaxen
The man with the flaxen beard rushed across to tell him and then hurried out by the archway. H.G. Wells, When the Sleeper Wakes
From it there descended two men - one flaxen haired and tall, and the other dark haired and of slighter build. Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls
Origin of flaxen
1510-1520
Flaxen, related to flax, is probably from Proto-Germanic base fleh-, meaning "to weave, plait."
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