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- n. Any liliaceous plant in the Phormium genus, the New Zealand flax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See flax-plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of liliaceous plants of the tribe Hemerocalleæ, characterized by the turbinate form of the perianth above its short tube, with three lanceolate erect sepals and three thinner petals slightly spreading at the apex.
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)