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raf·fi·a

 (răf′ē-ə)
n.
1. A palm tree (Raphia farinifera) of East Africa and Madagascar, having large leaves that yield a useful fiber.
2. The leaf fibers of this plant, used for mats, baskets, and other products.

[Malagasy rafia.]

raffia

(ˈræfɪə) or

raphia

n
1. (Plants) Also called: raffia palm a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre
2. (Plants) the fibre obtained from this plant, used for tying, weaving, etc
3. (Plants) any of several related palms or the fibre obtained from them
[C19: from Malagasy]

raf•fi•a

(ˈræf i ə)

n.
a fiber obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, etc.
[1880–85; earlier rofia raffia palm, said to be < Malagasy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raffia - leaf fibers of the raffia palm treeraffia - leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
2.raffia - fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
3.Raffia - feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
Translations
rafie
raffiabast
rafia
raffíubast
rafija
rafia
rafya

raffia

[ˈræfɪə] Nrafia f

raffia

[ˈræfiə] nraphia m

raffia

n (= plant)Raphia(palme) f; (= fibre)Raphiabast m; (for handicraft, garden) → Bast m; raffia workBastarbeit f; raffia table matBastuntersetzer m

raffia

[ˈræfɪə] nrafia

raffia

(ˈrӕfiə) noun
(strips of) fibre from the leaves of a type of palm tree, used for making mats, baskets etc.
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