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silver thatch

[see quote and THATCH palm frond] n. a palm tree, Coccothrinax argentea: 1788 Among the indigenous palms [is] "Silver Thatch" . . . the leaves being supplied below with a silver-colored down. The younger leaves are employed chiefly for making the rough nets and tackle used by the fishermen here (Schoepf 308). <Gen.>

Tags: noun, plant, straw work, tree

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:22
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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