raffia palm


Definition of raffia palm

: a large pinnate-leaved palm (Raphia farinifera synonym R. ruffia) of Madagascar and tropical Africa valued for the fiber obtained from its petiole

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Recent Examples on the Web Both bamboo and raffia palm trees are fast-growing crops that are eco-friendly and non-animal sourced. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 3 June 2021 The 14 rooms are decorated with raffia palm writing tables, bamboo side tables, botanical lampshades, straw bed frames and headboards. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Traditionally woven using raffia palm fibers, Kuba cloths range in size and shape and are renowned as a significant art tradition from this part of the world. Gabrielle Davenport, House Beautiful, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of raffia palm

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Raffia palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raffia%20palm. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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