Definition of Thatch tree
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 Tree
Literary usage of Thatch tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Christus Redemptor: An Outline Study of the Island World of the Pacific by Helen Barrett Montgomery (1906)
"SCREW PINE OR thatch tree Pandanus Odoratissimus This tree is found everywhere on the Pacific. With the cocoanut palm it is the first to take root on the ..."
2. The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors by Edmund March Blunt, George William Blunt (1847)
"or break over a thatch-tree, of 7 or ti feet in height, and tearing down the leaves in ~J:t neck, or, more properly speaking, at the junction of the leaves ..."
3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1905)
"... means a mat (a remembrance of the other pandanus fara, the thatch-tree) there are compounds which show ..."
4. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Samoan—fala, the name of a tree, the pandanus, screw-pine (or screw-palm), or thatch-tree (Pandanus ..."