Thatch vs Scarify - What's the difference?

thatch | scarify |


As verbs the difference between thatch and scarify

is that thatch is to cover the roof with straw, reed, leaves, etc while scarify is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.

As a noun thatch

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

thatch

English

Etymology 1

Variant of (thack), from (etyl) .

Noun

  • Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
  • A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
  • A buildup of cut grass, stolons or other material on the soil in a lawn.
  • Synonyms
    * (Straw for covering roofs or stacks) haulm

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cover the roof with straw, reed, leaves, etc.
  • scarify

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) To scar.
  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) Denude, or lay waste to.
  • (horticulture) To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.
  • (horticulture) To damage the testa (seed coat) of a seed by cutting, scraping, chemicals, hot water, or fire to allow permeation of water and faster germination.