flaxseed vs linseed what difference

what is difference between flaxseed and linseed

English

Alternative forms

  • flax seed

Etymology

flax +‎ seed

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflæksiːd/

Noun

flaxseed (countable and uncountable, plural flaxseeds)

  1. The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil.

Synonyms

  • linseed

Meronyms

  • lignan
  • linoleic acid
  • protein

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English linseed, lynseed, lynsede, from Old English līnsǣd (seed of flax), from līn (flax) (from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax)) + sǣd (seed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪnsiːd/

Noun

linseed (countable and uncountable, plural linseeds)

  1. The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil.
    Synonym: flaxseed

Meronyms

  • linoleic acid

Derived terms

  • linseed oil

Related terms

  • linen

Translations

Further reading

  • linseed on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • delines, delsine, enisled, ensiled, neleids

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