New Zealand
New Zealand New` Zea"land A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. [1913 Webster]

{New Zealand flax}. (a) (Bot.) A tall, liliaceous herb ({Phormium tenax}), having very long, sword-shaped, distichous leaves which furnish a fine, strong fiber very valuable for cordage and the like. (b) The fiber itself.

{New Zealand tea} (Bot.), a myrtaceous shrub ({Leptospermum scoparium}) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • New Zealand — New Zealander. /zee leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,587,275; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington …   Universalium

  • New Zealand — (englisch) Aotearoa* (maorisch) Neuseeland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • NEW ZEALAND — NEW ZEALAND, independent country and member of the Commonwealth, situated in the South Pacific. In 1829, some 60 years after the rediscovery of New Zealand, the Sydney firm of Cooper and Levy established itself in the South Island at Port Cooper… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • New Zealand — • Consists of three main islands (North Island, South Island, sometimes also called Middle island, and Stewart island) and several groups of smaller islands . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. New Zealand     New Zealand …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • New Zealand — er lidt større end England. Landet består af to store øer, kaldet Nordøen og Sydøen. Fra nordspidsen af Nordøen til sydspidsen af Sydøen er der 1600 kilometer. Landet ligger mellem 30 og 50 grader sydlig bredde, dvs. det ligger ret langt mod… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • New Zealand — New Zea|land [nju: ˈzi:lənd US nu: ] adj relating to New Zealand or its people New Zealand 2 New Zea|land a country consisting of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island,and several smaller ones, in the Pacific Ocean southeast of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • New Zealand — from Du. Nieuw Zeeland, lit. new sea land, but chiefly a reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. Discovered 1647 by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and originally named Staaten Landt; the name was changed the following year by Dutch authorities …   Etymology dictionary

  • New Zealand — [zē′lənd] country made up of two large & several small islands in the S Pacific, southeast of Australia: discovered in 1642, became a British colony (1841), & achieved complete independence in 1931; member of the Commonwealth: 104,454 sq mi… …   English World dictionary

  • New Zealand — New Zealand, so v.w. Neu Seeland …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • New Zealand — (engl., spr. njū sĭländ), Neuseeland …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”