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thatch

/tach/ n. 1. [W Car.; from its use in thatching roofs] palm fronds. <Black>

2. [W Car.; from the fact that they produce THATCH] various species of palm. cf. GREAT THATCH, THATCH PALMETTO, THATCH TOP PALM <Black>

3. roof or space beneath the roof: 1918 Some of de monkeys run up de chimley, den up in de t'atch, and dey run all about (Parsons 89). <Andros, White>

4. attributive, in combination with things made of THATCH (def.1); THATCH BROOM, THATCH HOUSE, etc. <Black>

Tags: attributive noun, noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-06-08 21:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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