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Meaning of FLAX

Pronunciation:  flaks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
  2. [n]  fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric

FLAX is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: genus Linum, herb, herbaceous plant, linen, Linum, plant fiber, plant fibre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flax\, n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G.
flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L.
plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait.
See {Ply}.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Linum}, esp. the {L.
   usitatissimum}, which has a single, slender stalk, about a
   foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the
   bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen,
   cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from
   the seed.

2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken
   and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.

{Earth flax} (Min.), amianthus.

{Flax brake}, a machine for removing the woody portion of
   flax from the fibrous.

{Flax comb}, a hatchel, hackle, or heckle.

{Flax cotton}, the fiber of flax, reduced by steeping in
   bicarbinate of soda and acidulated liquids, and prepared
   for bleaching and spinning like cotton. --Knight.

{Flax dresser}, one who breaks and swingles flax, or prepares
   it for the spinner.

{Flax mill}, a mill or factory where flax is spun or linen

{Flax puller}, a machine for pulling flax plants in the

{Flax wench}.
   (a) A woman who spins flax. [Obs.]
   (b) A prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Mountain flax} (Min.), amianthus.

{New Zealand flax} (Bot.) See {Flax-plant}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing flax in your dream means prosperity.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. pishtah, i.e., "peeled", in allusion to the fact that the stalks of flax when dried were first split or peeled before being steeped in water for the purpose of destroying the pulp). This plant was cultivated from earliest times. The flax of Egypt was destroyed by the plague of hail when it "was bolled", i.e., was forming pods for seed (Ex. 9:31). It was extensively cultivated both in Egypt and Palestine. Reference is made in Josh. 2:6 to the custom of drying flax-stalks by exposing them to the sun on the flat roofs of houses. It was much used in forming articles of clothing such as girdles, also cords and bands (Lev. 13:48, 52, 59; Deut. 22:11). (See LINEN.)