AskDefine | Define linden

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linden

Noun

1 soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork [syn: basswood]
2 any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber [syn: linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree]

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English

Etymology

Old English linden. The noun developed from the adjective.

Pronunciation

  • /'lɪn.dən/, /"lIn.d@n/

Adjective

  1. made of lime-wood

Noun

  1. any of various deciduous trees, of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves
  2. the soft wood of such trees

Translations

tree
  • Hungarian: hársfa
  • Polish: lipa
  • Russian: липа
wood
  • Hungarian: hársfa
  • Polish: lipa
  • Russian: липа

Old English

Etymology

From lind + -en.

Pronunciation

/'lɪnden/

Adjective

linden
  1. made of lime-wood

Extensive Definition

Linden is one of three English names for a genus of trees, Tilia, also known as lime and basswood.
Linden is also widely used as a place name, very often being a place where linden trees grow:

Other uses

See also

linden in Bosnian: Lipa (čvor)
linden in Czech: Lípa
linden in German: Linden
linden in Esperanto: Linden
linden in French: Linden
linden in Korean: 보리수
linden in Croatian: Lipa
linden in Dutch: Linden
linden in Japanese: 菩提樹
linden in Polish: Linden
linden in Volapük: Linden
linden in Chinese: 林登
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