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 (răm′ē, rā′mē)
1. A perennial herb or shrub (Boehmeria nivea) native to eastern Asia and cultivated elsewhere, having broad leaves and clusters of small greenish flowers.
2. The flaxlike fiber from the stem of this plant, used in making fabrics and cordage.

[Malay rami.]


(ˈræmɪ) or


1. (Plants) a woody urticaceous shrub of Asia, Boehmeria nivea, having broad leaves and a stem that yields a flaxlike fibre
2. (Textiles) the fibre from this plant, used in making fabrics, cord, etc
[C19: from Malay rami]


(ˈræm i, ˈreɪ mi)

1. an Asian shrub, Boehmeria nivea, of the nettle family, yielding a fiber used esp. in making textiles.
2. the fiber itself.
[1810–20; < Malay rami]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramie - tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leavesramie - tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax
Boehmeria, genus Boehmeria - false nettle
bog hemp, false nettle - any of several flowering weeds of the genus Boehmeria lacking stinging hairs
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Flax is another vegetable fibre, along with sisal, kapok, hemp, ramie and nettles.
The flexibility of its functions allow this machine to adapt to any type of product: natural fibers (cotton, linen, ramie, jute, silk, wool, and blends), artificial fibers (viscose, cupro, polynosic, polyamide, Tencel, Lyocell, Modal), synthetic fibers (PES, nylon, acrylic, PP, PU, PVC) in all types of construction such as woven, knitted, flock and nonwoven, with different application: apparel, upholstery, technical textiles.
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In late October this year, a 20-year-old pre-medical American student, Ramie Abounaja, was in his room, studying, when a university police officer barged in and demanded that Ramie remove a Palestinian flag from his dorm window, with administrators claiming that the flag violated their housing code, even though there were countless other national flags hanging from dorm rooms there.
On October 26, a campus police officer came to the dorm room of Ramie Abounaja, a pre-med student at GW, and ordered him to remove a Palestinian flag hanging from his window.
On a visit to the Madoura Pottery in the small town of Vallauris, he met the workshop's owners, Suzanne and Georges Ramie, who sat him at a bench and handed him a lump of clay.
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Far removed from her previous works of feminist discourse, it's best read almost as a travelogue, a lyrical journey of discovery in the ramie vest, of southern Queensland, and a personal challenge to the supposed Inevitability of environmental degradation.
Our vision for The Charles was to deliver residents the privacy and space they might find in a private residence or townhome, but with all of the amenities and conveniences of an ultra-luxury, full service apartment building," said Ramie Kamfar, founder of Bluerock and developer of The Charles.