China grass
Ramie Ram"ie (r[a^]m"[-e]), n. [From Malay.] (Bot.) The grasscloth plant ({B[oe]hmeria nivea}); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also {China grass}, and {rhea}. See {Grass-cloth plant}, under {Grass}. [1913 Webster]

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  • China grass — China Chi na, n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. [1913 Webster] 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See {Porcelain}. [1913 Webster] {China aster} (Bot.), a well known garden flower and plant. See {Aster}. {China bean}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • China grass — noun tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax • Syn: ↑ramie, ↑ramee, ↑Chinese silk plant, ↑Boehmeria nivea • Hypernyms: ↑false nettle, ↑bog hemp …   Useful english dictionary

  • china-grass — (entrée créée par le supplément) (chi na gras ) s. m. Voy. ramie. •   On a amené ces eaux [d égout] sur des prairies, sur des cultures de china grass, et les effets ont été remarquables, H. DE PARVILLE Journ. offic. 20 nov. 1874, p. 7718, 3e col …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • China grass — pluoštinė bemerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dilgėlinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Boehmeria nivea), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Boehmeria nivea angl. China grass; Chinese silkplant; ramie; rhea vok. Chinagras;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • China grass — bemerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dilgėlinių (Urticaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Boehmeria). atitikmenys: lot. Boehmeria angl. China grass; ramie; silkplant vok. Chinagras; Ramie rus. бемерия; китайская крапива; рами lenk. rami;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • China grass cloth. — See grass cloth. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • China grass cloth. — See grass cloth. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver china grass — noun : ramie 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • China — Chi na, n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. [1913 Webster] 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See {Porcelain}. [1913 Webster] {China aster} (Bot.), a well known garden flower and plant. See {Aster}. {China bean}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • China aster — China Chi na, n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. [1913 Webster] 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See {Porcelain}. [1913 Webster] {China aster} (Bot.), a well known garden flower and plant. See {Aster}. {China bean}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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