Etymology
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flaxen (adj.)

"made of flax," mid-15c., from flax + -en (2). As "of the color of flax" (usually with reference to hair) it is attested from 1520s.

updated on November 23, 2014

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Definitions of flaxen from WordNet

flaxen (adj.)
of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown;
flaxen locks
Synonyms: sandy
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