Ramie definition

rămē, rāmē
A perennial herb or shrub (Boehmeria nivea) native to eastern Asia and cultivated elsewhere, having broad leaves and clusters of small greenish flowers.
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The flaxlike fiber from the stem of this plant, used in making fabrics and cordage.
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A perennial plant (Boehmeria nivea) of the nettle family, grown in warm climates for the strong bast fiber of the stems.
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This fiber, used for making cloth.
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A tall, tropical Asian perennial herb, Boehmeria nivea, cultivated for its fibrous stems.
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The fibre extracted from this plant, resembling flax.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ramie - ramee

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ramie
Plural:
ramies

Origin of ramie

  • Malay rami

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

  • From Malay rami.

    From Wiktionary