Origin of raffia
Examples from the Web for raffia
Historical Examples of raffia
The graft is tied with raffia, after which it is all but covered with a mound of soil.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Take a piece of raffia or cord and tie a loop with two ends.
Take three thick strands of raffia and twist them into a rope.
When the seat is woven whip the edge all around with raffia for a finish.
Problem—To teach how reed and raffia may be combined in construction.
Word Origin for raffia
fiber-yielding tree of Madagascar, 1729, rofia, from Malagasy rafia. Modern form is attested from 1882; also raphia (1866).