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English noun: raffia

1. raffia (substance) leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.


Broader (hypernym)plant fiber, plant fibre

2. raffia (plant) fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets

Broader (hypernym)fiber, fibre

Substance meronymRaffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia

3. Raffia (plant) feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes

Synonymsgenus Raffia, genus Raphia, Raphia

Broader (hypernym)liliopsid genus, monocot genus

Member holonymRaffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia

Member meronymArecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae

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