Definition of “flax” - English Dictionary

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“flax” in British English

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flaxnoun [ U ]

uk /flæks/ us /flæks/

Examples from literature

  • It was made from a plant called flax. 
  • All that he had to wear, therefore, was a white flax mat, which was given to him by the chief, and which, being thrown over his shoulders, came as low as his knees. 
  • Cotton enough to serve the wants of families, together with the wool from the flock, and some flax, were of prime consideration. 
  • It is believed that this will cause the flax to wave in the wind. 
  • The flax which was sown in this country rose three feet high. 
  • They were extra fine wicks, being made of flax for the company candles. 

(Definition of “flax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)