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raphia

[rey-fee-uh, raf-ee-uh] /ˈreɪ fi ə, ˈræf i ə/
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1.
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raffia

/ˈræfɪə/
noun
1.
Also called raffia palm. a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre
2.
the fibre obtained from this plant, used for tying, weaving, etc
3.
any of several related palms or the fibre obtained from them
Word Origin
C19: from Malagasy

raphia

/ˈræfɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of raffia
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