thatch palm


noun

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

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Origin of thatch palm

First recorded in 1865–70
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Example sentences from the Web for thatch palm

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

    Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Huts are now built, roofed with long grass, or the branches of the thatch-palm.

    The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston