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thatch palmetto

[cf. OED palmetto thatch 1866] n. a tree, Thrinax parviflora: 1731 The Thatch Palmetto… seldom aspires above twelve or fourteen feet. The leaves grow low, and spreading; and are particularly made use of for building houses, they serving both for walls and covering (Catesby xli). <Gen.>

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-06-11 19:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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