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noun ra·mie \ˈrā-mē, ˈra-\

Definition of ramie

  1. 1 :  an Asian perennial plant (Boehmeria nivea) of the nettle family

  2. 2 a :  the strong lustrous bast fiber of ramie capable of being spun or woven b :  fabric made of ramie often resembling linen or silk

Origin and Etymology of ramie

Malay rami

First Known Use: 1832

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