- IPA: /ˈlɪnɪn/
- (uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
- (countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, underclothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
- She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
- But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, […].
- A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
- French: toile, lin, linge
- German: Leinen
- Italian: lino
- Portuguese: linho
- Russian: полотно́
- Spanish: lino, linge
- Spanish: linocros
linen (not comparable)