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Linden,

city (1990 pop. 36,701), Union co., NE N.J., in the New York metropolitan area; inc. 1925. During the first half of the 20th cent., Linden changed from an agricultural district to a city of diverse manufactures, including chemicals, petroleum products, plastics, advertising signs, and transportation equipment. The city, named for the linden trees in the vicinity, was part of Elizabeth until 1861.

linden,

common name for the Tiliaceae, a family of chiefly woody shrubs and trees. Most genera are tropical, but the genus Tilia, commonly called linden, or lime tree, in Europe and Asia and basswood in North America, is found throughout the north temperate zone. These deciduous trees are valued for ornament and shade. Their light, strong lumber, often called basswood, or whitewood, is variously employed, e.g., for woodenware and cheap furniture, and for beehives and honeycomb frames. The nectar of the flowers is a commercial source of an excellent honey; the blossoms themselves are used for tea. Fiber was formerly made from the tough inner bark, or bast (hence the name basswood), which is still used for caning and wickerwork. The most important member of the family economically is the tropical genus Corchorus, from which jutejute
, name for any plant of the genus Corchorus, tropical annuals of the family Tiliaceae (linden family), and for its fiber. Many species yield fiber, but the chief sources of commercial jute are two Indian species (C. capsularis and C.
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 is obtained. The linden family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Malvales.
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linden

A great nutritious food planted throughout many cities and subdivisions. Tree grows to 140 ft (45m) with tiny fruit that look like peas. Flowers are great for nervous system and for around the heartcalming people's anxiety, restlessness and nervousness, but do not take all the time though or heart problems may arise. Leaves are usually asymmetrical. The young leaves when they come out in springtime taste like romaine lettuce. That's a lot of romaine lettuce! Very safe to eat. Don't eat the old bigger leaves, they aren't worth much and hard to digest (all the nutritional energy and life force has gone into the flowers). The new young leaves however are very soothing to the digestive tract, the throat. Inner bark tea used for lung problems, stomach issues. Flowers are used for colds and fevers. Small flowers, white to yellow was are delightfully fragrant and have a honey-like flavor. The flowers have been used in a tea as a medicine in the past. NOTE: Frequent heavy consumption of linden flower tea can cause heart damage. Take it easy. Leaves are fine-eat as much as you want.

linden

[′lin·dən]
(botany)

basswood, American linden

A cream-colored, fine-textured, moderately low-density wood of North America; used extensively for plywood, lumber core, and trim.

linden

of former Prussia. [Flower Symbolism: Brewer Note-Book, 334]

linden

any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade trees
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