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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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In this village in the South of France, Picasso met the owners of the Madoura pottery workshop, Suzanne and Georges Ramie. The couple had reopened an old ceramic workshop with a traditional wood-burning kiln."
Also arrested were six members of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) identified as Joselito Cabaluna, 29, of Tipolohon; Richie Taquin, 39, of Mala-gana; Ramie Bacala, 40, of Malagana; Ricardo Sumilla, 60, of Aposkahoy; Ernesto Ayumon, 33, of Poblacion; and Roger Cailing, 49 of Malagana.
In this village in the South of France, Picasso met the owners of the 'Madoura' pottery workshop, Suzanne and Georges Ramie.
The clothes, made of fabrics like ramie linen, dry right away, and are all dyed with natural materials.
This is the case of the spouses Robert and Amor who have two children, Doti and Rod and living in a remote barangay from where they have to pass through a two-meter wide muddy path thickly planted to shoulder-high ramie plants on both sides before they can reach the town proper where the church is located.
Yarn Expo is an important sourcing platform where suppliers from Asian and European countries showcase their latest collections of fiber and yarn, including natural (cotton, wool, silk, linen, ramie), artificial, blended, reconstituted, as well as speciality products.
If my memory serves me correctly, Lee was also playing with the inner- and outer-wear of kisaeng (courtesan) women and translucent, ramie fabric.
Flax is another vegetable fibre, along with sisal, kapok, hemp, ramie and nettles.
Twenty samples of natural and synthetic fibres, such as cotton, ramie, flax, wool, merino wool, silk, cellulose acetate, lyocell (rayon), viscose, nylon, polyamide and polyester were measured.
Working in Vallauris in the South of France, under the tutelage of Suzanne and Georges Ramie and the craftspeople at their Madoura studio, Picasso learned about traditional techniques and forms--and then set about reshaping them, in keeping with the plasticity of his own inventiveness.