Raffia



[raf-ee-uh] /ˈræf i ə/

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.
/ˈræfɪə/
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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