Definition of Raphia

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

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

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

Definition of Raphia

1. raffia [n -S] - See also: raffia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Raphia

Raoul Dufy
Raoulia australis
Raoulia lutescens
Raoult's law
Rapa Nui
Raphanus raphanistrum
Raphanus sativus
Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
Raphia (current term)
Raphicerus campestris
Raphus cucullatus
Rapid City
Rapoport-Luebering shunt
Rapoport test
Rappaport's acinus

Literary usage of Raphia

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

1. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands by Conrad Keller (1901)
"J The full beauty of this palm reaches its perfection 'at Raphia Palm (Raphia madagascariensis). the time of ripening of the fruit. ..."

2. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands by Conrad Keller (1901)
"The full beauty of this palm reaches its perfection at Raphia Palm (Raphia madagascariensis). ... The raphia palm is of the greatest value to the natives, ..."

3. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"Raphia.*—This fibre is obtained from the cuticle of the leaves of the raphia palm (Raphia ruffia). which grows extensively in Africa. ..."

4. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1899)
"AT Raphia. *" I AHERE is no passage in Polybius more interesting •*- and instructive than his account of the preparations for the great battle of Raphia ..."

5. Industrial-social Education by William Alpheus Baldwin (1903)
"BRAIDED Raphia HATS. As the spring season advances, straw hats are thought of and the ... Our most popular hats are made of a five strand braid of raphia. ..."

6. Helon's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem: A Picture of Judaism, in the Century which by Friedrich Strauss, Gerhard Friedrich Abraham Strauss (1835)
"THE HALT AT Raphia. THE caravan halted in the neighborhood of the ruins of Raphia; ... Raphia does not properly belong to Egypt, and waa reckoned as a ..."

7. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"HE IS ENTIRELY DEFEATED AT THE BATTLE OF Raphia. I OBSERVED in the preceding book, that Ptolemy Philopater had succeeded Ptolemy ..."

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