Definition of Thatch palm
1. Noun. Small palm of southern Florida and West Indies closely resembling the silvertop palmetto.
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Genus Thrinax, Thrinax
Lexicographical Neighbors of Thatch Palm
Literary usage of Thatch palm
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck (1905)
"(Silver-thatch Palm). A smaller palm than the preceding. ... This is about the same size and appearance as the" silver-thatch palm, but the two may be ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Silver-top Palmetto (Florida), Chip-hat Palm, Broom Palm (Panama), Silver Thatch-palm (Jamaica), Brick- ley, Brittle-thatch. Leaves used for plaiting hats, ..."
3. The Cayman Islands by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2001)
"Trees The national tree is the silver thatch palm (Coccothrinax ... Another often-seen species is the bull thatch palm (Thrinax radiata). ..."
4. The Bentley Ballads: A Selection of the Choice Ballads, Songs, &c by Doran (John) (1858)
"But, as the fair thatch-palm, Which not alone shows beauty to the eye, But tells how deep the soil, and rich the balm, That 'neath it lie ;* So, ..."
5. In the Trades, the Tropics, & the Roaring Forties by Annie Brassey (1885)
"... the horse-palm, because they are used for driving off flies; the thatch-palm, and the hat-palm, the young shoots making excellent sombreros or panamas. ..."