raffia


raffia

noun

  1. a fiber obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, and the like.

noun

  1. Also called: raffia palm a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre
  2. the fibre obtained from this plant, used for tying, weaving, etc
  3. any of several related palms or the fibre obtained from them
n.

fiber-yielding tree of Madagascar, 1729, rofia, from Malagasy rafia. Modern form is attested from 1882; also raphia (1866).

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