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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as flax-bush.


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