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Lind, James
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Linden definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

The lime-tree, or teil-tree, of the genus Tilia.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork [syn: basswood, linden]
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, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, made of linden wood, from Old English, from lind linden tree; probably akin to Old English l?the gentle more at lithe Date: 1577 1. any of a genus (Tilia of the family Tiliaceae, the linden family) of deciduous trees of temperate regions that have cordate leaves and a winglike bract attached to the peduncle of the flower and fruit and that are often planted as ornamental and shade trees: as a. a commonly cultivated European tree (T. europaea syn. T. vulgaris) much used for ornamental planting b. a tree (T. americana) chiefly of the central and eastern U.S. called also basswood 2. the light fine-grained white wood of a linden; especially basswood 2

Merriam Webster's

geographical name city NE New Jersey SSW of Elizabeth population 39,394

Britannica Concise

Any of about 30 species of trees that make up the genus Tilia (family Tiliaceae), native to the Northern Hemisphere. A few are outstanding deciduous ornamental and shade trees, with heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves, fragrant cream-colored flowers, and small globular fruit. The Amer. linden (T. americana), also called basswood or whitewood, grows as high as 130 ft (40 m). Its wood is used for beehives, crating, furniture, and packing material; like other linden species, it is also a popular bee tree, yielding a distinctive, pale, fragrant honey.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a lime-tree. Etymology: (orig. adj.) f. OE lind lime-tree: cf. LIME(3)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Linden Lin"den (l[i^]n"den), n. [Orig. an adj. from lind linden tree, AS. lind; akin to D. & G. linde, OHG. linta, Icel., Sw., & Dan. lind. Cf. Lime linden.] (Bot.) (a) A handsome tree (Tilia Europ[ae]a), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe. (b) In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lindens) A linden or a linden tree is a large tree with pale green leaves which is often planted in parks in towns and cities. = lime N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Lime-tree, lime.


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