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 Mixing textures that evoke warmth, like raffia and wood, is also a good start. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 10 July 2021 And for a beach-to-street pairing, Longchamp’s mesh market bag works well with Tod’s cord, leather and raffia flat, which also converts into a slide. WSJ, 7 July 2021 This [raffia] hat shields your face from the sun and has an adjustable strap in the back for those extra windy beach days. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 May 2021 Crafted with intricate braiding and raffia combined with colorful stones, my collection fits perfectly with Bodrum’s resort-chic atmosphere. Bettina Zilkha, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 Characterized by wickerwork of raffia and bird feathers, as well as circular eyes, Gitenga masks represent the rising sun, a symbol of growth. NOLA.com, 14 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 8 May 2020

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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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raffia

raffia palm

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“Raffia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raffia. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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raffia

noun

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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