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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ram·ie n.  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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chi·na n.
 1. A country in Eastern Asia.
 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain.
 China aster Bot., a well-known garden flower and plant. See Aster.
 China bean. See under Bean, 1.
 China clay See Kaolin.
 China grass, Same as Ramie.
 China ink. See India ink.
 China pink Bot., an anual or biennial species of Dianthus (Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored single or double flowers; Indian pink.
 China root Med., the rootstock of a species of Smilax (Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and Alpinia officinarum).
 China rose. Bot. (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other species. (b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis) of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China and the east Indies.
 China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or of crockery.
 Pride of China, China tree. Bot. See Azedarach.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 China grass
      n : 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, Boehmeria nivea]