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thatch

any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching
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Thatch

A roof covering made of straw, reed, or similar materials fastened together to shed water and sometimes to provide thermal insulation; in tropical countries palm leaves are widely used.
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thatch

The covering of a roof, or the like, usually made of straw, reed, or similar materials fastened together to shed water and sometimes to provide thermal insulation; in tropical countries palm leaves are widely used.
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