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flax

  

      n  
1    any herbaceous plant or shrub of the genus Linum, esp. L. usitatissimum, which has blue flowers and is cultivated for its seeds (flaxseed) and for the fibres of its stems: family Linaceae  
2    the fibre of this plant, made into thread and woven into linen fabrics  
3    any of various similar plants  
4      (N.Z.)   a swamp plant producing a fibre that is used by Maoris for decorative work, baskets, etc.  
     (Old English fleax; related to Old Frisian flax, Old High German flahs flax, Greek plekein to plait)  


flax kit  
      n     (N.Z)   a basket woven from flax fibres  
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flax kit, flaxy, Fla, flaxen

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