Raffia meaning

răfē-ə
A palm tree (Raphia farinifera) of East Africa and Madagascar, having large leaves that yield a useful fiber.
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The leaf fibers of this plant, used for mats, baskets, and other products.
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A palm tree (Raphia ruffia) of Madagascar, with large, pinnate leaves.
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Fiber from its leaves, used as string or woven into baskets, hats, etc.
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A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.
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Origin of raffia

  • Malagasy rafia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malagasy rofia.

    From Wiktionary