What does ramie mean?

Definitions for ramieˈræm i, ˈreɪ mi

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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


  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

  2. Origin: [From Malay.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ramie

    Ramee, ram′ē, n. China-grass, Bœhmeria nivea, or its fibre, long used in the East for ropes and cordage, and for cloth in China and Japan.—Also Rhea and China-grass. [Malay.]

Anagrams for ramie »

  1. aimer, armie, Maire, Marie

  2. Aimer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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