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[flak-suh n] /ˈflæk sən/

made of .
pertaining to .
resembling .
of the pale yellowish color of dressed .
of, relating to, or resembling flax
of a soft yellow colour: flaxen hair

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


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