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  • Linen — is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum . Linen is labor intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It is superior to… …   Wikipedia

  • linen — lineny, adj. /lin euhn/, n. 1. fabric woven from flax yarns. 2. Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, shirts, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton. 3. yarn made of flax fiber. 4. thread made of flax yarns. 5. wash one s …   Universalium

  • linen — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cloth, material, flaxen fabric, sheeting, linen cloth. Types of linen include: damask, single damask, five leaf damask, eight leaf damask, linen duck, linen huckaback, linen crash, dowlas, osnaburg, low sheeting, low brown… …   English dictionary for students

  • linen — /ˈlɪnən / (say linuhn) noun 1. fabric woven from flax yarns. 2. household articles, as sheets, tablecloths, etc., made of linen or some substitute, as cotton. 3. Obsolete shirts and underwear, made of linen or a substitute. 4. yarn made of flax… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • linen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English līnen, from līn flax, from Latin linum flax; akin to Greek linon flax, thread Date: before 12th century 1. made of flax 2. made of or resembling linen II. noun Date: 14th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • linen — noun 1 fabric ADJECTIVE ▪ fine, pure ▪ a fine linen shirt ▪ coarse ▪ soft ▪ embroidered …   Collocations dictionary

  • linen — lin•en [[t]ˈlɪn ən[/t]] n. 1) tex fabric woven from flax yarns 2) Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton 3) tex yarn or thread made from flax 4) tex made of linen: a linen jacket[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • Fabric and Cloth — This is a rather odd category, listing 269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth. There is an enormous variety in fabrics, with many different national, historical and regional varieties. It is interesting to note, however, that almost all of the… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Linen tester — A linen tester is a strong magnifier with a measuring scale.The linen tester was invented to check the quality of woven fabrics. It is used in the textile industry to measure the number of weft and warp threads within a certain area of fabric.… …   Wikipedia

  • linen — n 1. cloth, fabric, material, textile, woven fabric, damask. 2.Often linens bedding, bed linens, bedclothes; sheets, pillowcases, pillowslips, pillow shams; towels, washcloths, facecloths, washrags; table linen, tablecloths, napkins …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fabric — Synonyms and related words: Aralac, Avisco, Axminster, Celanese, Dacron, Dymaxion house, Dynel, Georgette, Harris Tweed, Lastex, Leatherette, Orlon, Qiana, Revolite, Terylene, Ultrasuede, Velon, Vicara, White House, acetate, acetate rayon, adobe… …   Moby Thesaurus

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