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Definition 1: feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for raffia in the sense of this definition

(raffia is a kind of ...) genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed

(raffia is a member of ...) a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks

(... is a member of raffia) chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

Definition 2: fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets - [noun denoting plant]

(raffia is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(... is made of the substance raffia) a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks

Definition 3: leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc. - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for raffia in the sense of this definition

(raffia is a kind of ...) fiber derived from plants

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