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ID #5245

top

[cf. Cayman tops thatch palm leaves (Kohlman 1969:26); from the use in plaiting of their folded fronds growing from the top] n. 1. (also top tree,) various palm and palmetto sp. whose fronds are used in STRAW WORK. cf. POND TOP, BOAR TOP, SILVER TOP, SPANISH TOP PALM, THATCH TOP PALM <Gen.>

2. mass n. the fronds of such palms used in STRAW WORK: I just pick up this top for Miss Williams [holding cut leaves in a bundle] (Nassau). <Gen.>

Tags: noun, plant, straw work, tree

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Last update: 2011-07-29 18:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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