Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial herb or shrub (Boehmeria nivea) native to eastern Asia and cultivated elsewhere, having broad leaves and clusters of small greenish flowers.
  • noun The flaxlike fiber from the stem of this plant, used in making fabrics and cordage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant, the so-called China grass, Bœhmeria ni-vea, or its fiber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The grasscloth plant (Bœhmeria nivea); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under grass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a tall, tropical Asian perennial herb, Boehmeria nivea, cultivated for its fibrous stems
  • noun the fibre extracted from this plant, resembling flax

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay rami.]

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From Malay rami.

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