raffia

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noun raf·fia \ˈra-fē-ə\

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


RAFFIA Defined for English Language Learners

raffia

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noun raf·fia \ˈra-fē-ə\

Definition of raffia for English Language Learners

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


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