Word Origin for phormium
Examples from the Web for phormium
The robes of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax), and especially the feather robes, evince their aptitude and taste.
It contains a Phormium tenax that I wouldn't lose on any account.Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
The slave girls stick unthreshed slips of the Phormium tenax in their skirts, thus giving immoderate fulness to their bodies.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax), a kind of marsh hemp, yields a fibre used in making cordage.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
The more important fibres of this class are manila, sisal, phormium.