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 for ramie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green
           leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that
           resembles flax [syn: ramie, ramee, Chinese silk
           plant, China grass, Boehmeria nivea]

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