ETYM AS. lînet flax, hemp, from lîn flax; or, perh. borrowed from Latin linteum a linen cloth, linen, from linteus linen, a., from linum flax, lint. Related to Linen.
1. Cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds.
2. Fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers.