Definition of Genus Raphia
1. Noun. Feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Raffia Farinifera, Raffia Palm, Raffia Ruffia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Raphia
Literary usage of Genus Raphia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia by American Entomological Society, Entomological Society of Philadelphia (1864)
"The genus Raphia, of which R. abrupta is the only North American species known to me, shows some affinity to the genus ..."
2. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(large number, lot, raft; person of the lowest class) na:f, na:f, na:f. raffia a. palm-tree of the genus Raphia; soft fiber from the leaves of Raphia ruffia ..."
3. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"Mauritia is an American genus. Raphia, an African genas, but occurring in America, is one of the few instances in which a genus of Palms is represented in ..."
4. Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses. by Alfred Russel Wallace (1853)
"Genus RAPHIA, Commerson. Male and female flowers intermixed on the same spadix. No common spathe, but many small incomplete sheaths. ..."
5. Choice Stove and Greenhouse Ornamental-leaved Plants: Comprising by Benjamin Samuel Williams (1876)
"The genus Raphia is probably the most useful (after Elais) to the native population ; huts are made and thatched with the leaves and leafstalks of the ..."