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Definition of "flaxen" []

  • Made of or resembling flax. (adjective)
  • Having the pale grayish-yellow color of flax fiber: flaxen braids. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flaxen" in a sentence
  • "My hair would have been called flaxen by a poet, and until recently had fallen almost to my waist."
  • "Her hair was a dark shade of the colour usually termed flaxen, whose clustering ringlets suited admirably with her fair complexion, and with the playful, yet simple, expression of her features."
  • "Their hair in general is black, but in some it is brown, in some red, and in others flaxen, which is remarkable, because the hair of all other natives of Asia, Africa, and America, is black, without a single exception."