a fan palm, Sabal palmetto, of the southeastern U.S.: the state tree of Florida and South Carolina.
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Origin of cabbage palmetto
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for cabbage palmetto
Here the cabbage-palmetto and hard-wood trees rear their tops high in the air—a characteristic of the rich hummock soil.
The cypress, ash, and cabbage-palmetto grow on the banks above Pilatka.
a tropical American fan palm, Sabal palmetto, with edible leaf buds and leaves used in thatching
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