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linen

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪnɪn
 
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Definition of linen in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Cloth woven from flax: [as modifier]: a linen suit [count noun]: he dealt in Irish linens
More example sentences
  • This is an exhibition of Batik work on a variety of materials including cottons, silks, linens, paper and canvas.
  • For best results, match the basket hue to coordinate with linens or fabrics.
  • Suggestions about storing vintage linens and fabrics can also be found in this book.
1.1Articles such as sheets or clothes made, or originally made, of linen: [as modifier]: the linen cupboard
More example sentences
  • Items such as clothes, bed linen and shoes will be very gratefully accepted.
  • He then stripped the bed of its linen and fetched new sheets and pillow cases from the closet.
  • The game consisted of two large pieces of plywood, covered with while linen sheets.

Origin

Old English līnen (as an adjective in the sense 'made of flax'), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch linnen, German Leinen, also to obsolete line 'flax'.

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