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Definition: Phormium tenax
Flax-plant \Flax"-plant`\, n. (Bot.)
A plant in new Zealand (Phormium tenax), allied to the
lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several
feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making
ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.
Phormium \Phor"mi*um\, n. [NL. fr. Gr. ? a plaited mat, a kind
of plant.] (Bot.)
A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species
(Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant.
New Zealand \New` Zea"land\
A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand flax.
(a) (Bot.) A tall, liliaceous herb (Phormium tenax), having
very long, sword-shaped, distichous leaves which furnish
a fine, strong fiber very valuable for cordage and the
(b) The fiber itself.
New Zealand tea (Bot.), a myrtaceous shrub (Leptospermum scoparium
) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of
which are used as a substitute for tea.