phormium definition

  • noun:
    • Any liliaceous plant into the Phormium genus, this new Zealand flax.
    • A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See flax-plant.
    • A genus of liliaceous plants of the tribe Hemerocalle√¶, characterized by the turbinate form of the perianth above its short tube, with three lanceolate erect sepals and three thinner petals slightly spreading at the apex.

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