linden


linden

linden [lin-duh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana (American linden) or T. europaea (European linden), having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped leaves, grown as an ornamental or shade tree.Compare linden family.
  2. the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, boxes, etc.

Origin of linden 1570–80; noun use of obsolete linden (adj.) of the lime tree, Middle English, Old English. See lime3, -en2 Linden [lin-duh n] noun

  1. a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark.

Examples from the Web for linden Contemporary Examples of linden

  • Linden Avenue is bright and empty in the blue glare of the street lamps.

    Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis

    Stanley Booth

    June 7, 2014

  • He rolls the cart down Fourth, across Pontotoc and Linden, to his own block, where he parks it at the curb, between two cars.

    Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis

    Stanley Booth

    June 7, 2014

  • Andrew tastes and agrees—“Lots of linden”—before returning to the roof to continue the harvest.

    Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives

    Josh Dzieza

    August 3, 2013

  • “Very herbal, minty, some thyme, rosemary, lots of linden,” he concludes.

    Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives

    Josh Dzieza

    August 3, 2013

  • Salahi took her to the home he had shared with Michaele for many years in nearby Linden, Va.

    Tareq Salahi’s New Troubles

    Diane Dimond

    March 8, 2012

  • Historical Examples of linden

  • As they stood there they saw each other change, one into this oak and the other into this linden.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • We can go to the Ivy, that little white shop on Linden Avenue.

    Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore

    Pauline Lester

  • “Now, this is really too bad,” said Linden, when they were seated at the table.

    Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York

    Lemuel Ely Quigg

  • You hear the—the—what are you, Mr. Linden—something horrid, aren’t you?

    Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York

    Lemuel Ely Quigg

  • No pen can describe the amazement that appeared on the faces of Linden and Bowlby.

    The Hunters of the Ozark

    Edward S. Ellis

  • British Dictionary definitions for linden linden noun

    1. any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade treesSee also lime 3, basswood

    Word Origin for linden C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree Word Origin and History for linden n.

    “the lime tree,” 1570s, noun use of an adjective, “of linden wood,” from Old English lind “linden” (n.), from Proto-Germanic *lindjo (cf. Old Saxon linda, Old Norse lind, Old High German linta, German linde), probably from PIE *lent-o- “flexible” (see lithe); with reference to the tree’s pliant bast. Cf. Russian lutĭijó “forest of lime trees,” Polish łét “switch, twig,” Lithuanian lenta “board, plank.”

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