Pronunciation: (lin'un), [key]
1. fabric woven from flax yarns.
2. Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, shirts, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton.
3. yarn made of flax fiber.
4. thread made of flax yarns.
5. wash one's dirty linen in public, to discuss in public one's private scandals, disagreements, or difficulties.
made of linen: a linen jacket.
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