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linoleum

Syllabification: li·no·le·um
Pronunciation: /ləˈnōlēəm
 
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Definition of linoleum in English:

noun

A material consisting of a canvas backing thickly coated with a preparation of linseed oil and powdered cork, used especially as a floor covering.
Example sentences
  • These repair techniques can be used on vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet floor covering or linoleum.
  • You may wish to wax your linoleum or vinyl floor after a thorough wash, but there's no point in doing it too often.
  • The family bathroom has linoleum flooring, black wall tiles and a linen cupboard.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin linum 'flax' + oleum 'oil'.

Derivatives

linoleumed

1
adjective

Words that rhyme with linoleum

petroleum

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