Definitions for lindenˈlɪn dən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana, of North America, having fragrant yellowish white flowers and heart-shaped toothed leaves.
the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees.
Ref: Compare basswood.
Origin of linden:
1570–80; n. use of obs. linden (adj.) of the linden, ME, OE = lind(e) linden (c. ON lind ) + -en -en2
soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
linden, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree(noun)
any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves.
The soft wood of such trees.
made of lime-wood
Origin: From linden. The noun developed from the adjective.
a handsome tree (Tilia Europaea), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe
in America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana