ramie
noun Etymology: Malay rami Date: 1832 1. an Asian perennial plant (Boehmeria nivea) of the nettle family 2. a. the strong lustrous bast fiber of ramie capable of being spun or woven b. fabric made of ramie often resembling linen or silk

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  • ramię — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n IVb, D. ramięmienia; lm M. ramięmiona {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} miejsce połączenia ręki z tułowiem : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Chwycić kogoś za ramię. Nieść coś na ramionach. Okryć… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Ramië — (Rameh, Nesselfaser, Chinagras, Chinesischer Hanf, Fibragras), die weißen, seidenglänzenden, geschmeidigen, außerordentlich festen Bastfasern der weißen Nessel (Boehmeria nivea und Boehmeria tenacissima), die zu Garn versponnen werden, aus dem… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ramie — (Chinagras), s. Spinnfasern …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Ramié — Ramié, s.v.w. Chinagras (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ramie — [ram′ē, rā′mē] n. [Malay rami] 1. a perennial plant (Boehmeria nivea) of the nettle family, grown in warm climates for the strong bast fiber of the stems 2. this fiber, used for making cloth …   English World dictionary

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