Definition of Raffia palm

1. Noun. A large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks.

Exact synonyms: Raffia Farinifera, Raffia Ruffia
Generic synonyms: Palm, Palm Tree
Group relationships: Genus Raffia, Genus Raphia, Raffia, Raphia
Terms within: Raffia
Specialized synonyms: Jupati, Jupati Palm, Jupaty, Raffia Taedigera, Bamboo Palm, Raffia Vinifera



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raffia Palm

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

Literary usage of Raffia palm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1900)
"... but the only decoration which distinguishes him is a thin circlet of fibre, made from the raffia palm ; this is left unpainted and quite plain, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"Raffia is a flat, ribbon-like fiber, consisting of strips of the epidermis peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm, Raphia Ruffia, Mart., ..."

3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The raffia palm bears pinnate leaves 25 to 50 feet long. The commercial fiber comes from both surfaces of the leaves. The epidermis and the underlying hard ..."

4. Raffia Basketry as an Art by Gertrude Porter Ashley, Mildred Porter Ashley (1922)
"RAFFIA RAFFIA is the product of the raffia palm, which grows in the Island of Madagascar. The outer husks are stripped from the long leaves, ..."

5. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"... homes are scantily furnished: a bed made of various parts of the raffia palm, a couple of low stools, a large wooden mortar and pestle, some baskets, ..."

6. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"... homes are scantily furnished: a bed made of various parts of the raffia palm, a couple of low stools, a large wooden mortar and pestle, some baskets, ..."

7. Africa by Augustus Henry Keane (1904)
"The indigenous vegetation includes the mangrove of the low-lying coastlands and estuaries, the raffia palm and pandanus, also on the lowlands, ..."

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