raffia palm


noun

any of various palms of the genus Raphia, as R. farinifera of tropical Africa, having pinnate leaves that yield a strong, flexible fiber.

Nearby words

  1. raffe,
  2. raffee,
  3. rafferty,
  4. rafferty rules,
  5. raffia,
  6. raffinate,
  7. raffinose,
  8. raffish,
  9. raffishly,
  10. raffle

Origin of raffia palm

First recorded in 1895–1900

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