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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thatch \Thatch\, noun [OE. thak, AS. [thorn][ae]c a roof; akin to [thorn]eccean to cover, D. dak a roof, dekken to cover, G. dach a roof, decken 8cover, Icel. [thorn]ak a roof, Sw. tak, Dan. tag, Lith. st[=o]gas, Ir. teagh a house, Gael. teach, tigh, W. ty, L. tegere to cover, toga a toga, Gr. ?, ?, a roof, ? to cover, Skr. sthag. Cf. {Deck}, {Integument}, {Tile}, {Toga}.]

1. Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.

2. (Bot.) A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.

{Thatch sparrow}, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thatch \Thatch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Thatched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thatching}.] [From {Thatch}, noun: cf. OE. thecchen, AS. ?eccean to cover.] To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack of grain.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

thatch

noun

1: hair resembling thatched roofing material

2: plant stalks used as roofing material

3: an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718) [syn: {Teach}, {Edward Teach}, {Thatch}, {Edward Thatch}, {Blackbeard}]

4: a house roof made with a plant material (as straw) [syn: {thatch}, {thatched roof}]

verb

1: cover with thatch; "thatch the roofs"


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