Meaning of LINEN in English

LINEN

noun resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

2. linen ·noun made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.

3. linen ·noun underclothing, ·esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.

4. linen ·noun thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp;

— used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, ·etc.

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