Definition of flaxen in English:



  • 1Made of flax.

    • ‘The mats offer looks ranging from denim to suede, earthy flaxen, rich raw silks, grass cloth and linen.’
    • ‘Drawing three arrows, Eragil stuck two into the ground before notching the final onto her bowstring, then pulling back slightly to test the strain on the flaxen string.’
    • ‘It was silvery white of unsoiled reed flaxen silk.’
    • ‘While chewing on a particularly unforgiving piece of unidentifiable meat, I noticed some men and women wearing unsophisticated flaxen clothes roughly push a woman towards the common.’
    • ‘He ordered that he be buried in flaxen, linen vestments rather than in woolen vestments.’
    • ‘They looked much the same as any Islayan, in simple leather, woolen or flaxen clothing.’
    1. 1.1literary (especially of hair) of the pale yellow colour of dressed flax.
      ‘her long flaxen hair’
      • ‘Her creamy skin glowed in the firelight, and her flaxen hair was like spun gold.’
      • ‘He had an unruly shock of flaxen hair, lighter than the colour of wheat, and huge, sparkling eyes.’
      • ‘He had azure coloured eyes and flaxen hair with indigo streaks.’
      • ‘In that white dress, with that flaxen hair and those blue eyes, she looks as if she's descended straight from heaven.’
      • ‘The voice belonged to a tall knight, dressed all in armor, with dark skin and flaxen hair.’
      yellowish, yellowy, lemon, lemony, amber, gold, golden
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