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thatch

verb [T] uk   /θætʃ/ us  
to make a roof for a building with straw or reeds
thatched
adjective uk   /θætʃt/ us  
They live in a thatched cottage/a cottage with a thatched roof.

thatch

noun uk   /θætʃ/ us  
[U] straw or reeds used to make roofsthatch of hair a mass of thick or untidy hair
Translations of “thatch”
in Spanish paja…
in French chaume…
in German das Dachstroh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用茅草覆蓋(屋頂)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用茅草覆盖(屋顶)…
(Definition of thatch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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