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linden

Line breaks: lin¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪndən
 
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Definition of linden in English:

noun

Another term for the lime tree (lime3), especially in North America.
Example sentences
  • Lime trees (formerly also called the linden of romantic legend, or the lin - the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus is named for the lime tree at his family…
  • Other mild sedative herbs are linden (lime flower) and lemon verbena.

Origin

Old English (as an adjective in the sense 'made of wood from the lime tree'): from lind 'lime tree' (compare with lime3) + -en3, reinforced by obsolete Dutch lindenboom and German Lindenbaum.

Words that rhyme with linden

Lindon, Swindon

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