linen ( linens plural )
1 n-mass Linen is a kind of cloth that is made from a plant called flax. It is used for making clothes and things such as tablecloths and sheets.
...a white linen suit., ...cottons, woolens, silks and linens.
2 n-uncount Linen is tablecloths, sheets, pillowcases, and similar things made of cloth that are used in the home.
also N in pl
...embroidered bed linen...
to wash your dirty linen in public →
bed linen , bed-linen
Bed linen is sheets and pillowcases. n-uncount
...crisp white cotton bed linen.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
washing dirty linen in public
lave le linge sale en famille
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