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noun

any of several palms, especially those of the genus Euterpe, having terminal leaf buds that are eaten as a vegetable or in salads.

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Origin of cabbage palm

First recorded in 1765–75
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cabbage palm

cabbage tree


noun

a West Indian palm, Roystonea (or Oreodoxa) oleracea, whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage
a similar Brazilian palm, Euterpe oleracea
an Australian palm tree, Livistona australis
any of several plants of the genus Cordyline, grown as ornamentals: family Agavaceae
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