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great thatch

[cf. THATCH 2; from its height] n., Obs? a palm tree (sp?): 1788 Among the indigenous palms the inhabitants distinguish four different varieties. . ."Great Thatch" and "Brittle Thatch" the leaves of which are used in the roofs of their cabins (Schoepf 308).

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-05-19 02:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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