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thatch palm

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of thatch palm

  • 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