Definition of raffia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræfiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfiə//
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soft material that looks like string and is made from the leaves of a type of palm tree, used for making baskets, mats, etc. or for tying things Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Malagasy (the language of Madagascar).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raffia