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Noun: ramie  ra-mee
  1. Tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fibre from its woody stems that resembles flax
    - ramee, Chinese silk plant, China grass, Boehmeria nivea

Derived forms: ramies

Type of: bog hemp, false nettle

Part of: Boehmeria, genus Boehmeria

Encyclopedia: Ramie