Definition of Raffia

1. Noun. Leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc..

Exact synonyms: Raphia
Generic synonyms: Plant Fiber, Plant Fibre



2. Noun. Fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets.
Substance meronyms: Raffia Farinifera, Raffia Palm, Raffia Ruffia
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre

3. Noun. Feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes.

Definition of Raffia

1. n. A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.

Definition of Raffia

1. Noun. A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raffia

1. a palm tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Raffia

1. A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raffia

radulas
radulate
raduliform
radun
radura
radwaste
radwastes
radzimir
radzimire
raetam
raf
raf permease
rafale
rafales
raff
raffia (current term)
raffia palm
raffias
raffinate
raffinates
raffinose
raffinoses
raffish
raffishly
raffishness
raffishnesses
raffle
raffle off
raffled
raffler

Literary usage of Raffia

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1. How to Make Baskets by Mary White, Neltje Blanchan (1901)
"CHAPTER II raffia AND SOME OF ITS USES IT is a rare thing to find a material ... With a pound or two of raffia (there is about as much as this in one of the ..."

2. How to Make Baskets by Mary White, Neltje Blanchan (1906)
"CHAPTER II raffia AND SOME OF ITS USES IT is a rare thing to find a material at once so soft and so strong as raffia ; and it could hardly be better fitted ..."

3. Hand-loom Weaving: A Manual for School and Home by Mattie Phipps Todd (1902)
"In this case, the mat should be woven of raffia in the natural color, with stripes of bright color at each end ; or, it may be of some dark tone with ..."

4. Occupations for Little Fingers: A Manual for Grade Teachers, Mothers and by Elizabeth Sage, Anna Maria Cooley (1910)
"raffia is imported from Madagascar, and is the outside covering of a native palm which grows in great abundance in that climate. The gathering and exporting ..."

5. Plant Propagation: Greenhouse and Nursery Practice by Maurice Grenville Kains (1916)
"raffia has almost replaced it. 292. raffia, the lower epidermis of a Madagascar ... 185— SKEIN OF raffia being placed in a room warmed to 50 or 60 degrees. ..."

6. Elementary Applied Chemistry by Lewis Benajah Allyn (1912)
"SECTION XIV raffia DYEING raffia is the cuticle of the leafstalks of the Madagascar palm ... The principal mordants used in raffia dyeing are alum and other ..."

7. Elementary Applied Chemistry by Lewis Benajah Allyn (1912)
"SECTION XIV raffia DYEING raffia is the cuticle of the leafstalks of the Madagascar palm ... The principal mordants used in raffia dyeing are alum and other ..."

8. The Boston Way: Plans for the Development of the Individual Child by Boston (Mass.). Special Class Teachers (1917)
"Sew the picture in with raffia or glue it to the frame. Napkin ring. ... Knot the raffia strands as in the picture frame. Needle book. ..."

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