New Zealand flax(redirected from Flax, Phorium tenax)
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|(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.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.