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n. - Feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes.

Usage examples (16)
  • Alex asked, her eyes on the strings of raphia and an unfinished basket that lay on the table.
  • Oils from the larvae of raphia palm beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) recorded the highest level of non-saturation of 65. 61percent while the winged termite had the least...
  • Raffia, a native of the South Sea Islands and of Madagascar, is the inner bark of the raphia palm, pulled off, torn into narrow strips, dried in the sun, and bound into...
  • Miss Carpenter, as she separated long strands of raphia and initiated her pupils into the art of twisting and stitching, was almost as merry as Miss Pennington, whose... for more
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