New Zealand flax

(redirected from Flax, Phorium tenax)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
(Bot.) See Flax-plant.
(Bot.) A tall, liliaceous herb (Phormium tenax), having very long, sword-shaped, distichous leaves which furnish a fine, strong fiber very valuable for cordage and the like.
The fiber itself.

See also: Flax, New Zealand, New Zealand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.