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Noun: raphia  ra-fee-u
  1. Leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
    - raffia
Noun: Raphia
  1. Feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
    - Raffia, genus Raffia, genus Raphia

Derived forms: raphias

Type of: liliopsid genus, monocot genus, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae

Encyclopedia: Raphia