Thatch sparrow
Thatch Thatch, n. [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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching. [1913 Webster]

{Thatch sparrow}, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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