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Etymology

Old English līnen, from Germanic *līnīno-, from *līnom, from or cognate with Latin linum.

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Noun

Singular
linen

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s

linen (s)
  1. (uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
  2. (countable) Domestic textiles made from linen or linen-like fabrics, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, and the such.
    She placed the freshly washed linens into the linen closet.
  3. (colour) A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth.
    linen colour:   

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