raffia fibers are a great alternative to ribbons and bows for a country look.
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[n] - leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree 2. [n] - fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets 3. [n] - feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
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Raf'fi·a (răf'fĭ*ȧ) noun (Botany) 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).
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<botany> 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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raphia noun leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
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genus Raffia noun feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
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• (n.) A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.
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a fibre obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm.
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raffia (răf'ēu) or raphia (rā'fēu) , fiber obtained from the raffia palm of Madagascar, exported for various uses, such as tying up plants that require support, binding together vegetables to be marketed, and weaving baskets, hats, and mats. It is also made into a nat...
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A natural straw from Madagascar, the Raffia palm or its leaf-bast. available in cones, capelines, braids and hanks.
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1) African palm tree 2) Basket fiber 3) Basket material 4) Basket-making fiber 5) Basketry fiber 6) Basketry material 7) Craftsperson's fiber 8) Plant fiber 9) Plant fibre 10) Raphia
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