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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lin·en /ˈlɪnən/
 亞麻布,亞麻線,亞麻製品(a.)亞麻布制的,亞麻的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lin·en a.
 1. Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.
 2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lin·en, n.
 1. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens “In linen white as milk.”
 2. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.
 Linen draper, a dealer in linen.
 Linen prover, a small microscope for counting the threads in a given space in linen fabrics.
 Linen scroll, Linen pattern Arch., an ornament for filling panels, copied from the folds of a piece of stuff symmetrically disposed.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 linen
      n 1: a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
      2: a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen
         finish [syn: linen paper]
      3: white goods or clothing made with linen cloth

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Linen
    (1.) Heb., pishet, pishtah, denotes "flax," of which linen is
    made (Isa. 19:9); wrought flax, i.e., "linen cloth", Lev. 13:47,
    48, 52, 59; Deut. 22:11.
      Flax was early cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31), and also in
    Palestine (Josh. 2:6; Hos. 2:9). Various articles were made of
    it: garments (2 Sam. 6:14), girdles (Jer. 13:1), ropes and
    thread (Ezek. 40:3), napkins (Luke 24:12; John 20:7), turbans
    (Ezek. 44:18), and lamp-wicks (Isa. 42:3).
      (2.) Heb. buts, "whiteness;" rendered "fine linen" in 1 Chr.
    4:21; 15:27; 2 Chr. 2:14; 3:14; Esther 1:6; 8:15, and "white
    linen" 2 Chr. 5:12. It is not certain whether this word means
    cotton or linen.
      (3.) Heb. bad; rendered "linen" Ex. 28:42; 39:28; Lev. 6:10;
    16:4, 23, 32; 1 Sam. 2:18; 2 Sam. 6:14, etc. It is uniformly
    used of the sacred vestments worn by the priests. The word is
    from a root signifying "separation."
      (4.) Heb. shesh; rendered "fine linen" Ex. 25:4; 26:1, 31, 36,
    etc. In Prov. 31:22 it is rendered in Authorized Version "silk,"
    and in Revised Version "fine linen." The word denotes Egyptian
    linen of peculiar whiteness and fineness (byssus). The finest
    Indian linen, the finest now made, has in an inch one hundred
    threads of warp and eighty-four of woof; while the Egyptian had
    sometimes one hundred and forty in the warp and sixty-four in
    the woof. This was the usual dress of the Egyptian priest.
    Pharaoh arrayed Joseph in a dress of linen (Gen. 41:42).
      (5.) Heb. 'etun. Prov. 7:16, "fine linen of Egypt;" in Revised
    Version, "the yarn of Egypt."
      (6.) Heb. sadin. Prov. 31:24, "fine linen;" in Revised
    Version, "linen garments" (Judg. 14:12, 13; Isa. 3:23). From
    this Hebrew word is probably derived the Greek word sindon,
    rendered "linen" in Mark 14:51, 52; 15:46; Matt. 27:59.
      The word "linen" is used as an emblem of moral purity (Rev.
    15:6). In Luke 16:19 it is mentioned as a mark of luxury.