raffia palm
noun Date: 1872 a large pinnate-leaved palm (Raphia farinifera syn. R. ruffia) of Madagascar and tropical Africa valued for the fiber obtained from its petiole

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  • Raffia palm — Raf fi*a palm (r[a^]f f[i^]*[.a] p[aum]m ). (a) A pinnate leaved palm ({Raphia ruffia}) native of Madagascar, and of considerable economic importance on account of the strong fiber (raffia) obtained from its leafstalks. (b) The jupati palm.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raffia palm — taxobox name = Raffia palm regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae subfamilia = Calamoideae tribus = Calameae genus = Raphia genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • raffia palm — didžialapė rafija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis augalas (Raphia farinifera), paplitęs Afrikoje. Iš jo gaunamas vaškas. atitikmenys: lot. Raphia farinifera angl. raffia palm vok. Bastpalme;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • raffia palm — noun a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks • Syn: ↑Raffia farinifera, ↑Raffia ruffia • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑jupati …   Useful english dictionary

  • raffia palm — raf′fia palm n. pln a palm, Raphia ruffia, of Madagascar, having pinnate leaves that yield a strong, flexible fiber • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • raffia palm — any of various palms of the genus Raphia, as R. farinifera of tropical Africa, having pinnate leaves that yield a strong, flexible fiber. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Palm wine — also called Palm Toddy or simply Toddy is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the Palmyra, and coconut palms. [ [http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/MEMBGNewsletter/Volume5number4/Thechileanwinepalm.html… …   Wikipedia

  • palm — palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand. 4. Also called… …   Universalium

  • Raffia farinifera — noun a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks • Syn: ↑raffia palm, ↑Raffia ruffia • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑jupati, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raffia ruffia — noun a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks • Syn: ↑raffia palm, ↑Raffia farinifera • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑jupati,… …   Useful english dictionary

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