1. [ noun ] (botany) deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton
Synonyms: Plagianthus_regius Plagianthus_betulinus ribbon_tree
Related terms: tree Plagianthus New_Zealand_cotton
2. [ noun ] (botany) small tree or shrub of New Zealand having a profusion of axillary clusters of honey-scented paper-white flowers and whose bark is used for cordage
Synonyms: houhere Hoheria_populnea lacebark
Related terms: tree Hoheria
Similar spelling:   ribband