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Linden (city, United States)

Linden, city (1990 pop. 36,701), Union co., NE N.J., in the New York metropolitan area; inc. 1925. During the first half of the 20th cent., Linden changed from an agricultural district to a city of diverse manufactures, including chemicals, petroleum products, plastics, advertising signs, and transportation equipment. The city, named for the linden trees in the vicinity, was part of Elizabeth until 1861.

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linden (in botany)

linden, common name for the Tiliaceae, a family of chiefly woody shrubs and trees. Most genera are tropical, but the genus Tilia, commonly called linden, or lime tree, in Europe and Asia and basswood in North America, is found throughout the north temperate zone. These deciduous trees are valued for ornament and shade. Their light, strong lumber, often called basswood, or whitewood, is variously employed, e.g., for woodenware and cheap furniture, and for beehives and honeycomb frames. The nectar of the flowers is a commercial source of an excellent honey; the blossoms themselves are used for tea. Fiber was formerly made from the tough inner bark, or bast (hence the name basswood), which is still used for caning and wickerwork. The most important member of the family economically is the tropical genus Corchorus, from which jute is obtained. The linden family is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Malvales.

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linden

lin·den / ˈlindən/ • n. a deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish blossoms, native to north temperate regions. The pale soft timber is used for carving and furniture. See also basswood. • Genus Tilia, family Tiliaceae: many species, including the American linden (T. americana) and the European linden (T. europaea).

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linden

linden lime-tree. XVI. In linden tree — Du. linde-, †lindenboom, G. lindenbaum, f. linde (with wk. inflexion) + boom, baum tree (BEAM.) The first el. corr. to OE. lind(e) lime-tree, shield, ON. lind.

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Linden

Lin·den / ˈlindən/ an industrial city in northeastern New Jersey, south of Elizabeth, noted for its oil refineries; pop. 36,701.

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linden

linden See TILIA.

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lindenAbaddon, gladden, gladdon, Ibadan, madden, sadden •abandon, Brandon, Rwandan, Ugandan •Baden, Baden-Baden, Coloradan, garden, harden, lardon, Nevadan, pardon •Wiesbaden • bear garden •tea garden •Armageddon, deaden, leaden, redden •Eldon, Sheldon •Brendan, tendon •Dresden •Aden, Aidan, Haydn, laden, maiden •handmaiden •cedarn, cotyledon, dicotyledon, Eden, monocotyledon, Sweden •wealden •bestridden, forbidden, hidden, midden, outridden, ridden, stridden, unbidden •Wimbledon •linden, Lindon, Swindon •Wisden • Mohammedan • Myrmidon •harridan • hagridden • Sheridan •bedridden • Macedon • Huntingdon •Dryden, guidon, Leiden, Poseidon, Sidon, widen •Culloden, hodden, modern, sodden, trodden •Cobden • downtrodden •Auden, broaden, cordon, Gordon, Hordern, Jordan, warden •churchwarden • louden • bounden •loden, Snowdon •beholden, embolden, golden, olden •hoyden • Bermudan • wooden •Mukden • gulden • sudden •Blunden, London •Riordan • bourdon • bombardon •celadon • Clarendon •burden, guerdon

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