Definition of Ribbonwood

1. Noun. Deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton.

Exact synonyms: Plagianthus Betulinus, Plagianthus Regius, Ribbon Tree
Group relationships: Genus Plagianthus, Plagianthus
Terms within: New Zealand Cotton
Generic synonyms: Tree

2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Hoheria Populnea, Houhere, Lacebark
Group relationships: Genus Hoheria, Hoheria
Generic synonyms: Tree

Definition of Ribbonwood

1. n. A malvaceous tree (Hoheria populnea) of New Zealand, the bark of which is used for cordage.

Definition of Ribbonwood

1. Noun. Common name of various plants from Australia and New Zealand in the genera ''Hoheria'', ''Idiospermum'' and ''Plagianthius''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ribbonwood

1. A malvaceous tree (Hoheria populnea) of New Zealand, the bark of which is used for cordage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribbonwood

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Literary usage of Ribbonwood

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"By settlers all •med' ribbonwood,' or less lace-bark'—names which to other plants ; they are ' thousand-jacket.'" ngm.-m's Geography Reader md,' p. ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Hy settlers all forms are termed ' ribbonwood,' or less frequently ' lace-bark'—names ... Maori name for New Zealand tree, ribbonwood (qv), NO Malvacea, ..."

3. Tree-culture in New Zealand by Henry John Matthews (1905)
"... ribbonwood, or Lacebark. —New Zealand. 20ft. D. One of our best native flowering-trees; ornamental only. Hardy; does well in any soil; requires shelter. ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"ribbonwood. Tree, 30-60 ft. high, with trunk sometimes 3 ft. diam.: Ivs. of mature plants 1-3 in. long, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate: fls. small, ..."

5. Magic and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"... ornamented with brilliant scarlet and yellow hibiscus flowers and streamers of the delicate ribbonwood. These hung in airy profusion from their necks ..."

6. Wet Sundays by William Henry Gocher (1903)
"As for Irvington, he was sold and exported to Australia where he sired the dam of the pacer, ribbonwood, 2109, while his owner having seen and heard of the ..."

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