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raffia

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noun raf·fia \ˈra-fē-ə\

Simple Definition of raffia

  • : material that looks like string, is made from palm leaves, and is used to make baskets, hats, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of raffia

  1. :  the fiber of the raffia palm used especially as cord for tying and weaving

Origin and Etymology of raffia

Malagasy rafia


First Known Use: 1882


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