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Meaning of New Zealand flax

New" Zea'land flax'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large New Zealand plant, Phormium tenax, of the agave family, having showy, red-margined, leathery leaves and dull-red flowers, grown as an ornamental and for the fiber-yielding leaves. Also called
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