Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LIN, n.2 Also line (Jam.). 1. Flax, Linum usitatissimum (Dmf. 1825 Jam.); 2. one of the species of cotton-grass, Eriophorum vaginatum (Bwk. 1853 G. Johnston Botany E. Borders 204).

[Both forms are also found in earlier or dial. Eng., the diphthongal form line from O.E. lin, the short-vowel form from lin- in linseed, etc.]

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