phormium

/ (ˈfɔːmɪəm) /

noun

any plant of the New Zealand bulbous genus Phormium, with leathery evergreen leaves and red or yellow flowers in panicles

Word Origin for phormium

New Latin, from Greek phormos a basket (from a use for the fibres)
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