flaxen
adjective Date: 15th century 1. made of flax 2. resembling flax especially in pale soft strawy color <
flaxen hair
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  • Flaxen — Flax en, a. Made of flax; resembling flax or its fibers; of the color of flax; of a light soft straw color; fair and flowing, like flax or tow; as, flaxen thread; flaxen hair. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaxen — made of flax, mid 15c., from FLAX (Cf. flax) + EN (Cf. en) (2). As the color of flax (usually with reference to hair) it is attested from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • flaxen — ► ADJECTIVE 1) literary (especially of hair) of the pale yellow colour of dressed flax. 2) of flax …   English terms dictionary

  • flaxen — [flak′sən] adj. [ME < OE fleaxen] 1. of or made of flax 2. like flax in color; pale yellow; straw colored …   English World dictionary

  • flaxen — flax|en [ˈflæksən] adj literary flaxen hair is light yellow in colour = ↑blond …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flaxen — flax|en [ flæksən ] adjective LITERARY flaxen hair is pale yellow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flaxen — [[t]flæ̱ks(ə)n[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Flaxen hair is pale yellow in colour. [LITERARY] …   English dictionary

  • flaxen — adjective literary flaxen hair is light in colour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flaxen — UK [ˈflæks(ə)n] / US [ˈflæksən] adjective literary flaxen hair is pale yellow …   English dictionary

  • flaxen — /flak seuhn/, adj. 1. made of flax. 2. pertaining to flax. 3. resembling flax. 4. of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax. Also, flaxy. [1510 20; FLAX + EN2] * * * …   Universalium

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