linseed oil

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linseed oil Oil pressed from seeds of cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum). Because of its drying qualities, linseed is an important ingredient of oil paints and printing inks, and is used to make varnish and linoleum.

linseed oil

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linseed oil Vegetable oil from the seeds of flax, Linum usitatissimum; rich in the essential fatty acid α‐linolenic acid.

linseed oil

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lin·seed oil • n. a pale yellow oil extracted from linseed, used esp. in paint and varnish.

linseed oil

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linseed oil See LINUM.