linen

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linen is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
linen

Plural
linens

Linen curtains
  1. A material that some cloth is made of. It comes from the flax plant, and in the past, bed sheets were often made from it, before cotton was used.
    This shirt is made of linen.
  2. Things made from linen, especially bed sheets.
    Would you like to change the linens on your bed?