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ˈræf i əraf·fi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raffia, raphianoun

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

  2. raffianoun

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

  3. Raffia, genus Raffia, Raphia, genus Raphianoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. raffianoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. raffia

    Raffia palms (Raphia) are a genus of about twenty species of palms native to tropical regions of Africa, and especially Madagascar, with one species (R. taedigera) also occurring in Central and South America. R. taedigera is the source of raffia fibers, which are the veins of the leaves, and this species produces a fruit called "brazilia pods", "uxi nuts" or "uxi pods".They grow up to 16 metres (52 ft) tall and are remarkable for their compound pinnate leaves, the longest in the plant kingdom; leaves of R. regalis up to 25 metres (82 ft) long and 3 metres (9.8 ft) wide are known. The plants are monocarpic, meaning that they flower once and then die after the seeds are mature. Some species have individual stems which die after fruiting, but have a root system which remains alive and sends up new stems which fruit.

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  1. raffia

    Raffia is a type of palm tree native to tropical regions of Africa, known for its long leaves that produce a strong, flexible fiber. This fiber is often stripped and used in a variety of applications such as basket weaving, rope making, and in the creation of hats and mats. The term "raffia" can also refer to the fiber itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raffianoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raffia

    Same as Raphia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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