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cabbage-tree hat

[kab-ij-tree] /ˈkæb ɪdʒˌtri/
noun, Australian.
a broad-brimmed hat made from cabbage-tree leaves.
Origin of cabbage-tree hat
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Flinders was wearing a cabbage-tree hat, for which a native had a fancy.

  • Filling my cabbage-tree hat I hurried back to her, but by the time I reached her she was conscious once more.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby
  • On being informed that I was, he took a note from his cabbage-tree hat and handed it to me.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby
  • Moleskins, flannel waistcoat, cabbage-tree hat and 'lastic-side boots.

    Children of the Bush Henry Lawson
  • Flash Jack—red sash, cabbage-tree hat on back of head with nothing in it, glossy black curls bunched up in front of brim.

    On the Track Henry Lawson
  • One I made six shillings of, but the cabbage-tree hat is worth a pound.

  • The black boy ran down to the waterhole, filled his cabbage-tree hat with water, and Gerrard drank.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke

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