New Zealand flax


variants or New Zealand hemp
: a tall New Zealand herb (Phormium tenax) having erect, sword-shaped leaves and scarlet or yellow flowers
: the strong fiber from the leaves of New Zealand flax used chiefly for cordage, twine, and mattings

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“New Zealand flax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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