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Related to raphia: Raphia Palm
(Plants) a variant spelling of raffia
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raf•fi•a(ˈræf i ə)
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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|Noun||1.||raphia - leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.|
|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
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