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Definitions for raphia
ˈreɪ fi ə, ˈræf i əraphi·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. Raffia, genus Raffia, Raphia, genus Raphianoun

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


  1. raphia

    Raphia is a genus of about twenty species of plants in the family Arecaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa and especially Madagascar. They are commonly known as raffia palms, and they have large pinnate leaves. The plant's fibers are often used in textiles, basketry, and various other crafting applications, including the creation of string or rope. The sap from the plant produces palm wine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raphia

    rā′fi-a, n. a genus of handsome pinnately-leaved palms. [Malagasy.]

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  1. pariah

  2. pahari

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raphia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raphia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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