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thatch palm

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noun
  1. any of several fan palms, especially of the genera Sabal, Thrinax, or Coccothrinax, the leaves of which are used for thatching.

Origin of thatch palm

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • Huts are now built, roofed with long grass, or the branches of the thatch-palm.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The turtle nets were woven of the leaves of the thatch-palm.

    Polly's Southern Cruise

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • Here and there was a thatch-palm, stunted, and looking like the head-dress of some savage African warrior.

    Pieces of Eight

    Richard le Gallienne