FLAX MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Flax Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed.
  2. (n.) The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.


• Flax-plant Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A plant in new Zealand (Phormium tenax), allied to the lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.


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