LIN'EN, noun [Latin linun, flax, Gr. The sense is probably long, extended or smooth. In the latter sense, it would accord with Latin linio, lenio.]
1. Cloth made of flax or hemp.
2. An under garment.
LIN'EN, adjective [Latin lineus.]
1. Made of flax or hemp; as linen cloth; a linen stocking.
2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.
Fossil-linen, a kind of amianth, with soft, parallel, flexible fibers.