Definition of ramie in English:

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ramie

Pronunciation: /ˈrämē/
Pronunciation: /ˈrāmē/

noun

1A vegetable fiber noted for its length and toughness.
Example sentences
  • Potential sources being tested include soy, hemp, ramie, kenaf stems, pineapple and henequen leaves, and banana stems.
  • Plant fibre used in carpet construction, including sisal, cotton, jute, coconut, pineapple, ramie, and hemp, have characteristics similar to cotton.
  • While it is around 15% in jute, it is less than 5% in flax and ramie.
1.1Cloth woven from ramie.
Example sentences
  • It dissolves fabrics made of cellulose fibers, such as cotton, linen, rayon, and ramie, offering a variety of decorative options.
  • Climatex Lifecycle, made by Swiss company Rohner Textil, is fabric made of pesticide free wool and organically grown ramie (a natural linen-like fiber).
  • Another collection is totally natural with natural fabrics like ramie, natural colours such as green and yellow, and a simple cut.
2The plant of the nettle family that yields ramie, native to tropical Asia and cultivated elsewhere.
  • Boehmeria nivea, family Urticaceae.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Malay rami.

Words that rhyme with ramie

chamois, clammy, gammy, Grammy, hammy, jammy, mammae, mammee, Miami, rammy, Sammy, shammy, whammy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ram·ie

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