A deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish blossoms, native to north temperate regions. The pale soft timber is used for carving and furniture. See also basswood.
- Genus Tilia, family Tiliaceae: many species, including the American linden (T. americana) and the European linden (T. europaea)
More example sentences
- He also appointed a three-person ‘parking commission,’ which supervised plantings of maple, poplar, linden, sycamore, elm, ash, and other species over the next decade.
- They were replaced with maple, ash and linden trees, casting a shady background over undulating brick walks edged with primula to create a cool area on a hot sunny day.
- I sit beneath the linden's heart-spread leaves, watch three starlings on the bird- bath watching me.