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brittle thatch

[DAE idem 1884 →] n. the silver-top palmetto, Thrinax argentea: 1788 Among the indigenous palms [are] Great Thatch and Brittle Thatch Palmetto, the leaves of which are used in the roofs of their cabins (Schoepf 308). cf. BRICKLY TOP (Inagua)

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-08 15:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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