linoleum
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /lɪˈnəʊli.əm/
  • (America) IPA: /lɪˈnoʊli.əm/
Noun

linoleum

  1. An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
    Synonyms: lino
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      The house seemed unfamiliar in the dark stormy light; the red and purple glass of the front door made livid bruises on the linoleum; the green chenille curtain was like a veil of seaweed.
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