<botany> The seeds of flax, from which linseed oil is obtained.

Alternative forms: lintseed] Linseed cake, the solid mass or cake which remains when oil is expressed. Linseed meal, linseed cake reduced to powder. Linseed oil, oil obtained by pressure from flaxseed.

Origin: OE. Lin flax + seed. See Linen.

(01 Mar 1998)

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