new zealand


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

New Zealand \New` Zea"land\
   A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
   [1913 Webster]

   New Zealand flax.
   (a) (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.
   (b) The fiber itself.

   New Zealand tea (Bot.), a myrtaceous shrub ({Leptospermum
      scoparium}) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of
      which are used as a substitute for tea.
      [1913 Webster]
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