Definition of linoleum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊliəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊliəm//
(also British English, informal lino) [uncountable] Interior décor
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a type of strong material with a hard shiny surface, used for covering floors See related entries: Interior décor Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Latin linum ‘flax’ + oleum ‘oil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: linoleum