Flax-plant

Flax´-plant`


n.1.(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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.