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thatch palm

any of several fan palms, especially of the genera Sabal, Thrinax, or Coccothrinax, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
Origin of thatch palm
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Huts are now built, roofed with long grass, or the branches of the thatch-palm.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The turtle nets were woven of the leaves of the thatch-palm.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Here and there was a thatch-palm, stunted, and looking like the head-dress of some savage African warrior.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne

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