New Zealand flax

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New Zealand hemp

Definition of New Zealand flax

  1. 1 :  a tall New Zealand herb (Phormium tenax) having erect, sword-shaped leaves and scarlet or yellow flowers

  2. 2 :  the strong fiber from the leaves of New Zealand flax used chiefly for cordage, twine, and mattings

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