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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as flax-bush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

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