flaxˈ-bush or flax-lilˈy noun
A New Zealand plant (genus Phormium) of the lily family, yielding a valuable fibre, New Zealand flax
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Main Entry:flax

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  • flax-bush — flaxˈ bush or flax lilˈy noun A New Zealand plant (genus Phormium) of the lily family, yielding a valuable fibre, New Zealand flax • • • Main Entry: ↑flax …   Useful english dictionary

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  • New Zealand flax — a large New Zealand plant, Phormium tenax, of the agave family, having showy, red margined, leathery leaves and dull red flowers, grown as an ornamental and for the fiber yielding leaves. Also called flax lily. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

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