raffia

noun
raf·​fia | \ ˈra-fē-ə How to pronounce raffia (audio) \

Definition of raffia

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

Examples of raffia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Available in a neutral raffia or a bordeaux version, these ‘70s-style platforms are ready for your caftans and wide-legged jeans. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Kate Spade is offering up to 40% off — and donating to a good cause, too," 4 June 2020 These low, strappy sandals come with a tan base and a variety of strap colors, including black leather, tan woven raffia, white, and brown leopard print. oregonlive, "DSW sale on summer shoes: 40% off Crocs, Birkenstocks, more sandals and sneakers," 8 May 2020 These low, strappy sandals come with a tan base and a variety of strap colors, including black leather, tan woven raffia, white, and brown leopard print. oregonlive, "DSW sale on summer shoes: 40% off Crocs, Birkenstocks, more sandals and sneakers," 8 May 2020 These low, strappy sandals come with a tan base and a variety of strap colors, including black leather, tan woven raffia, white, and brown leopard print. oregonlive, "DSW sale on summer shoes: 40% off Crocs, Birkenstocks, more sandals and sneakers," 8 May 2020 These low, strappy sandals come with a tan base and a variety of strap colors, including black leather, tan woven raffia, white, and brown leopard print. Katey Clifford, al, "DSW summer styles on sale: Snag sandals, sneakers up to 40 percent off," 6 May 2020 African gods appear, masked and festooned in raffia, but intermission arrives without a strong sense of crisis, of what is at stake in the story. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Review: The Body Is Also a Percussive Instrument," 2 Mar. 2020 Consider adding some items made from natural materials, like wicker, rattan, raffia or jute. NBC News, "How redesigning our master bedroom gave my marriage a boost," 19 Jan. 2020 Responsible fashion was the main talking point of the Spring 2020 season, and the use of humble, natural materials like shell, stone, raffia, and wood suggested that jewelry designers have taken all the earth-friendly talk in. Vogue, "The Top Jewelry Trends of Spring 2020—From Chokers to Full-Body Glitz," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of raffia

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raffia

Malagasy rafia

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The first known use of raffia was in 1850

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“Raffia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raffia. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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raffia

noun
How to pronounce raffia (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of raffia

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

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