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 Raffia Raffia

noun

  • feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes  ( genus Raffia, genus Raphia, Raffia, Raphia )
    feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
  • fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets  ( raffia )
    fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
  • leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.  ( raffia, raphia )
    leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.