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 for Linen
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Linen
     (1.) Heb., pishet, pishtah, denotes "flax," of which linen is
     made (Isa. 19:9); wrought flax, i.e., "linen cloth", Lev. 13:47,
     48, 52, 59; Deut. 22:11.
     
       Flax was early cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31), and also in
     Palestine (Josh. 2:6; Hos. 2:9). Various articles were made of
     it: garments (2 Sam. 6:14), girdles (Jer. 13:1), ropes and
     thread (Ezek. 40:3), napkins (Luke 24:12; John 20:7), turbans
     (Ezek. 44:18), and lamp-wicks (Isa. 42:3).
     
       (2.) Heb. buts, "whiteness;" rendered "fine linen" in 1 Chr.
     4:21; 15:27; 2 Chr. 2:14; 3:14; Esther 1:6; 8:15, and "white
     linen" 2 Chr. 5:12. It is not certain whether this word means
     cotton or linen.
     
       (3.) Heb. bad; rendered "linen" Ex. 28:42; 39:28; Lev. 6:10;
     16:4, 23, 32; 1 Sam. 2:18; 2 Sam. 6:14, etc. It is uniformly
     used of the sacred vestments worn by the priests. The word is
     from a root signifying "separation."
     
       (4.) Heb. shesh; rendered "fine linen" Ex. 25:4; 26:1, 31, 36,
     etc. In Prov. 31:22 it is rendered in Authorized Version "silk,"
     and in Revised Version "fine linen." The word denotes Egyptian
     linen of peculiar whiteness and fineness (byssus). The finest
     Indian linen, the finest now made, has in an inch one hundred
     threads of warp and eighty-four of woof; while the Egyptian had
     sometimes one hundred and forty in the warp and sixty-four in
     the woof. This was the usual dress of the Egyptian priest.
     Pharaoh arrayed Joseph in a dress of linen (Gen. 41:42).
     
       (5.) Heb. 'etun. Prov. 7:16, "fine linen of Egypt;" in Revised
     Version, "the yarn of Egypt."
     
       (6.) Heb. sadin. Prov. 31:24, "fine linen;" in Revised
     Version, "linen garments" (Judg. 14:12, 13; Isa. 3:23). From
     this Hebrew word is probably derived the Greek word sindon,
     rendered "linen" in Mark 14:51, 52; 15:46; Matt. 27:59.
     
       The word "linen" is used as an emblem of moral purity (Rev.
     15:6). In Luke 16:19 it is mentioned as a mark of luxury.
     

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