ribbonwood

World English Dictionary
ribbonwood (ˈrɪbənˌwʊd)
 
n
houhere, lacebark, Also called: thousand-jacket a small evergreen malvaceous tree, Hoheria populnea, of New Zealand. Its wood is used in furniture making and the tough bark for making cord

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ribbonwood

noun
1. deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton [syn: ribbon tree
2. 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 [syn: lacebark
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