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raphia

(ˈræfɪə)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of raffia

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]
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Noun1.raphia - leaf fibers of the raffia palm treeraphia - leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
2.Raphia - 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
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[euro]o[beaucoup moins que]Si certaines mati[euro]uA res premi[euro]uA res import[euro]u[c]es telles rotin et raphia sont, aujourdae1/4aohui, produites localement, ce nae1/4aoest pas encore le cas du cuivre[euro]o[beaucoup plus grand que], rel[euro]uA ve le directeur g[euro]u[c]n[euro]u[c]ral de la chambre, Kamel Eddine Bouame.
El bosque inundado, dominado por la palma de yolillo (Raphia taedigera), que se confina alrededor de la laguna Sirena, represento entre el 1.4 % y el 1.7 % del area de estudio, con una tendencia a incrementarse.
Arecaceae: This is a family of palms, several of which dwell in open places such as savannas (Hyphene, Borassus, Phoenix dactylifera) and secondary/dry forest (Elaeis guineensis, Cocos nucifera); few are found in freshwater swamps such as Raphia vinifera, R.
Les fruits, pourtant plus nombreux - une quarantaine de fruits sauvages (30 chez les Bene)--dont celui du Raphia hookeri - juign - meconnu des Bene, ont moins de succes (10,2 % de consommation en moins).
Plants which were entirely valued as NTFPs included Raphia hookeri (palm wine), Sterculia tragacantha (tooth brush), Calamus deeratus, Laccosperma opacum and Smilax anceps (tool).
Several investigations were made using Gum Arabic [7], Locust Bean gum [8], Guar gum [9] Albizia gum [10], Raphia hookeri exudate gum [11], Dacryodes edulis gum [12], Ficus glumosa gum [13], Commiphora kerstingii gum [14], Ficus benjamina gum [15], Anogeissus leiocarpus gum [16], Commiphora pedunculata gum [17], Ficus platyphylla gum [18], Ficus trichopoda gum [19], Gloriosa superba gum [20], Khaya ivorensis gum [21], Ficus thonningii gum [22], and Daniella oliveri gum [23] as corrosion inhibitors.
Obahiagbo, "A review of the origin, morphology, cultivation, economic products, health and physiological implications of raphia palm," African Journal of Food Sciences, vol.
Zamian, "Ethanolysis optimisation of jupati (Raphia taedigera Mart.) oil to biodiesel using response surface methodology," Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, vol.
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