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Meaning of RAFFIA

Pronunciation:  'rafeeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
  2. [n]  fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
  3. [n]  leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.

RAFFIA is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: genus Raffia, genus Raphia, raphia, Raphia
 See Also: Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, fiber, fibre, liliopsid genus, monocot genus, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae, plant fiber, plant fibre, Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Raf"fi*a\, n. (Bot.)
A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from
the leaves of a palm tree of the genus {Raphia}. --J. Smith
(Dict. Econ. Plants).