KJV Dictionary Definition: linen


LIN'EN, n. L. linun, flax, Gr. The sense is probably long, extended or smooth. In the latter sense, it would accord with L. linio, lenio.

1. Cloth made of flax or hemp.

2. An under garment.

LIN'EN, a. L. lineus.

1. Made of flax or hemp; as linen cloth; a linen stocking.

2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

Fossil-linen, a kind of amianth, with soft, parallel, flexible fibers.