Meaning: plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
Meaning: fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric
So she bruised the nettles with her bare feet and spun the flax.
"I was combing his hair just now; his hair's like flax, and so thick...."
Her lovely hair hung loose on her shoulders, her cheeks were deadly pale, her lips moved silently, while her fingers still worked at the green flax.
Break them to pieces with your hands and feet, and they will become flax, from which you must spin and weave eleven coats with long sleeves; if these are then thrown over the eleven swans the spell will be broken.
And then more days and nights passed, and this rumour was succeeded by another one--that Stana had procured some flax, and had dried it, and combed it, and spun it into linen, and sewed it herself into the shirt of which she had spoken over the strawberry beds.