linoleum etymology

English word linoleum comes from Latin oleum (Olive oil. The palaestra.), Latin linum

Detailed word origin of linoleum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
oleum Latin (lat) Olive oil. The palaestra.
linum Latin (lat) Flax. Linen cloth; garment made of linen. Net for hunting or fishing. Rope, line, string, thread, cord, cable. Sail. Wick of a lamp.
linoleum English (eng) An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.

Words with the same origin as linoleum

Descendants of oleum
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Descendants of linum
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