from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A South African plant (Prionium Palmita) of the Rush family, having long serrated leaves. The stems have been used for making brushes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rush-like plant. Prionium Palmita, of South Africa, the leaves of which afford a very tenacious fiber.
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