flax fibre

  • 1flax-bush — flaxˈ bush or flax lilˈy noun A New Zealand plant (genus Phormium) of the lily family, yielding a valuable fibre, New Zealand flax • • • Main Entry: ↑flax …

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  • 2flax-lily — flaxˈ bush or flax lilˈy noun A New Zealand plant (genus Phormium) of the lily family, yielding a valuable fibre, New Zealand flax • • • Main Entry: ↑flax …

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  • 3flax — ► NOUN 1) a blue flowered herbaceous plant that is cultivated for its seed (linseed) and for textile fibre made from its stalks. 2) textile fibre obtained from this plant. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 4flax — /flaks/, n. 1. any plant of the genus Linum, esp. L. usitatissimum, a slender, erect, annual plant having narrow, lance shaped leaves and blue flowers, cultivated for its fiber and seeds. 2. the fiber of this plant, manufactured into linen yarn… …

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  • 5Fibre — Fiber Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread,… …

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  • 6Flax — For other uses, see Flax (disambiguation). Flax Flax plant Scientific classification Kingdom …

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  • 7flax — n. 1 a a blue flowered plant, Linum usitatissimum, cultivated for its textile fibre and its seeds (see LINSEED). b a plant resembling this. 2 a dressed or undressed flax fibres. b archaic linen, cloth of flax. Phrases and idioms: flax lily (pl.… …

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  • 8flax — /flæks / (say flaks) noun 1. any plant of the genus Linum, especially L. usitatissimum, a slender, erect annual plant with narrow, lance shaped leaves and blue flowers, much cultivated for its fibre and seeds. 2. the fibre of this plant,… …

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  • 9fibre, man-made — Introduction       fibre whose chemical composition, structure, and properties are significantly modified during the manufacturing process. Man made fibres are spun and woven into a huge number of consumer and industrial products, including… …

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  • 10flax — noun 1》 a blue flowered herbaceous plant that is cultivated for its seed (linseed) and for textile fibre made from its stalks. [Linum usitatissimum.]     ↘textile fibre obtained from flax. 2》 another term for New Zealand flax. Origin OE flæx, of… …

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  • 11fibre flax — pluoštiniai linai statusas Aprobuotas sritis linininkystė apibrėžtis Kultūrinių linų veislės, auginamos pluoštui ir sėmenims gauti. atitikmenys: angl. fibre flax; long fiber flax vok. Flachsfaser, f; Leinen faser, f; Leinfaser, f rus. лион… …

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  • 12flax family — Family Linaceae (order Linales), composed of about 14 genera of herbaceous plants and shrubs found throughout the world. The genus Linum includes flax, perhaps the most important member of the family, grown for linen fibre and linseed oil and as… …

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  • 13flax mill — /ˈflæks mɪl/ (say flaks mil) noun an establishment producing fibre from flax …

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  • 14natural fibre — ▪ raw material Introduction  any hairlike raw material directly obtainable from an animal, vegetable, or mineral source and convertible into nonwoven fabrics such as felt or paper or, after spinning into yarns, into woven cloth. A natural fibre… …

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  • 15bast fibre —       soft, woody fibre obtained from stems of dicotyledonous (dicotyledon) plants (flowering plants with net veined leaves) and used for textiles and cordage. Such fibres, usually characterized by fineness and flexibility, are also known as… …

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  • 16Bast fibre — (fiber) or skin fibre is plant fibre collected from the phloem (the inner bark or the skin) or bast surrounding the stem of certain, mainly dicotyledonic, plants. They support the conductive cells of the phloem and provide strength to the stem.… …

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  • 17long fiber flax — pluoštiniai linai statusas Aprobuotas sritis linininkystė apibrėžtis Kultūrinių linų veislės, auginamos pluoštui ir sėmenims gauti. atitikmenys: angl. fibre flax; long fiber flax vok. Flachsfaser, f; Leinen faser, f; Leinfaser, f rus. лион… …

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  • 18plant fibre — noun fiber derived from plants • Syn: ↑plant fiber • Hypernyms: ↑natural fiber, ↑natural fibre, ↑plant product • Hyponyms: ↑buntal, ↑flax, ↑ …

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  • 19staple fibre — noun a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn staple fibers vary widely in length • Syn: ↑staple, ↑staple fiber • Hypernyms: ↑natural fiber, ↑ …

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  • 20New Zealand flax — noun a New Zealand plant that yields fibre and is also grown as an ornamental. [Phormium tenax.] …

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