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a palm, Raphia ruffia, of Madagascar, having pinnate leaves that yield a strong, flexible fiber.
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|Noun||1.||raffia palm - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks|
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
genus Raffia, genus Raphia, Raphia, Raffia - feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
raffia - fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
jupati, jupati palm, jupaty, Raffia taedigera - a tall Brazilian feather palm with a terminal crown of very large leathery pinnatisect leaves rising from long strong stems used for structural purposes