- The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of prostate cancer. Also called linseed.
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Flaxseed — Flax seed , n. The seed of the flax; linseed. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
flaxseed — 1560s, from FLAX (Cf. flax) + SEED (Cf. seed) … Etymology dictionary
flaxseed — [flak′sēd΄] n. the seed of the flax; linseed … English World dictionary
flaxseed — noun Flaxseed is used before these nouns: ↑oil … Collocations dictionary
flaxseed — sėmenys statusas Aprobuotas sritis pašarai apibrėžtis Sėjamųjų linų (Linum usitatissimum) grūdai. Grynis – ne mažesnis kaip 93 proc. atitikmenys: angl. flax seed; flaxseed; linseed vok. Leinsaat, f; Leinsamen, m rus. льняное семя pranc. graines… … Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)
flaxseed — noun Date: 1562 the small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient, and as a dietary supplement called also linseed … New Collegiate Dictionary
flaxseed — /flaks seed /, n. the seed of flax, yielding linseed oil; linseed. [1555 65; FLAX + SEED] * * * … Universalium
flaxseed — noun The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil Syn: linseed … Wiktionary
flaxseed — SYN: linseed. f. oil SYN: linseed oil. * * * flax·seed flak(s) .sēd n the small seed of flax (esp. Linum usitatissimum) used esp. as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient in treating inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, intestinal … Medical dictionary
flaxseed — n. seed of flax plants … English contemporary dictionary
flaxseed — noun another term for linseed … English new terms dictionary