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Noun: ribbonwood  'ri-bun,wûd
  1. Deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fibre that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton
    - ribbon tree, Plagianthus regius, Plagianthus betulinus
  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
    - lacebark, houhere, Hoheria populnea

Derived forms: ribbonwoods

Type of: tree

Part of: genus Hoheria, genus Plagianthus, Hoheria, Plagianthus

Encyclopedia: Ribbonwood