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Noun: raffia  ra-fee-u
  1. Leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
    - raphia
  2. Fibre of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
Noun: Raffia
  1. 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

Encyclopedia: Raffia