Definitions for ramieˈræm i, ˈreɪ mi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ram•ieˈræm i, ˈreɪ mi(n.)

  1. an Asian shrub, Boehmeria nivea, of the nettle family, yielding a fiber used esp. in making textiles.

    Category: Plants

  2. the fiber itself.

    Category: Plants, Textiles

Origin of ramie:

1810–20; < Malay rami

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ramie, ramee, Chinese silk plant, China grass, Boehmeria nivea(noun)

    tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax

Wiktionary

  1. ramie(Noun)

    a tall, tropical Asian perennial herb, Boehmeria nivea, cultivated for its fibrous stems

  2. ramie(Noun)

    the fibre extracted from this plant, resembling flax

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramie(noun)

    the grass-cloth plant (B/hmeria nivea); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass

Freebase

  1. Ramie

    Ramie is a flowering plant in the nettle family Urticaceae, native to eastern Asia. It is a herbaceous perennial growing to 1–2.5 m tall; the leaves are heart-shaped, 7–15 cm long and 6–12 cm broad, and white on the underside with dense small hairs—this gives it a silvery appearance; unlike nettles, the hairs do not sting. The true ramie or China grass, also called Chinese plant or white ramie, is the Chinese cultivated plant. A second type, is known as green ramie or rhea and is believed to have originated in the Malay Peninsula. This type has smaller leaves which are green on the underside, and it appears to be better suited to tropical conditions. The word ramie is derived from the ancient Malayan.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shoulder(noun)

the part of a garment that covers the shoulder

the shoulder of a coat.

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