Definitions for raffiaˈræf i ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raf•fi•aˈræf i ə(n.)

  1. a fiber obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, etc.

    Category: Plants, Textiles

Origin of raffia:

1880–85; earlier rofia raffia palm, said to be < Malagasy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raffia, raphia(noun)

    leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.

  2. raffia(noun)

    fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets

  3. Raffia, genus Raffia, Raphia, genus Raphia(noun)

    feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes

Wiktionary

  1. raffia(Noun)

    A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raffia(noun)

    a fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia


Translations for raffia

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

raffia(noun)

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

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