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Noun: flax  flaks
  1. Plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
  2. Fibre of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric

Derived forms: flaxes

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: genus Linum, linen, Linum

Encyclopedia: Flax