Definition of flaxseed in US English:



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    another term for linseed
    • ‘Healthy fats - the omegas - can be found in flaxseed oil, flaxseeds and cold-water fish such as salmon or tuna.’
    • ‘Eat walnuts, freshly ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil and soy foods.’
    • ‘Ground flaxseed is available at health food stores.’
    • ‘It appears that as little as one tablespoon of ground flaxseed a day could help protect against breast cancer.’
    • ‘Stir in half the whole wheat flour, oil, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, salt and ginger.’
    1. 1.1 A pupa of the Hessian fly, which resembles a seed of flax.