Noun: raffia ra-fee-u
- Leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
- Fibre of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
- Feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
- genus Raffia, Raphia, genus Raphia
Derived forms: raffias
Type of: fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], liliopsid genus, monocot genus, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn]
Part of: Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae, Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia