Leptospermum scoparium

Leptospermum scoparium
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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