a large New Zealand plant, Phormium tenax, of the agave family, having showy, red-margined, leathery leaves and dull-red flowers, grown as an ornamental and for the fiber-yielding leaves.
[flaks-muh n] /ˈflæks mən/ noun 1. John, 1755–1826, English sculptor and draftsman. /ˈflæksmən/ noun 1. John. 1755–1826, English neoclassical sculptor and draughtsman, noted particularly for his monuments and his engraved illustrations for the Iliad, the Odyssey, and works by Dante and Aeschylus
[flaks-seed] /ˈflæksˌsid/ noun 1. the of , yielding linseed oil; linseed. /ˈflæksˌsiːd/ noun 1. the seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil Also called linseed n. 1560s, from flax + seed (n.).
[flak-suh n] /ˈflæk sən/ adjective 1. made of . 2. pertaining to . 3. resembling . 4. of the pale yellowish color of dressed . /ˈflæksən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling flax 2. of a soft yellow colour: flaxen hair adj. “made of flax,” mid-15c., from flax + -en (2). As “the color […]
[fley] /fleɪ/ verb (used with object) 1. to strip off the skin or outer covering of. 2. to criticize or scold with scathing severity. 3. to deprive or strip of money or property. /fleɪ/ verb (transitive) 1. to strip off the skin or outer covering of, esp by whipping; skin 2. to attack with savage […]