From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlinenlin‧en /ˈlɪnɪn/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 1 DHsheets, tablecloths etc bed linen table linen2 TIMcloth made from the flax plant, used to make high quality clothes, home decorations etc a linen jacket3 old useDCC underwear wash your dirty laundry/linen at dirty1(7)
Examples from the Corpus
linenMissing parts of the paper were infilled and the map was finally mounted on archival linen.In the locker room, she takes off her beige linen jacket and talks strategy.Her whole stance challenged him, her long legs crossed, her linen skirt ending high on her bare thighs.Lise Charmel paisley in linen and cotton with pleated satin inserts from the Sahara range.Woven textile cloths are manufactured mainly from natural fibres such as cotton or linen although some have a proportion of man made fabrics.Their skin taking on the pallor of death, is the same colour as the linen sheets.Matron was equally dignified, with a towering cap of white linen and a penetrating gaze.
Origin linen Old English made of flax, from lin flax