cabbage palmetto

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noun

a fan palm, Sabal palmetto, of the southeastern U.S.: the state tree of Florida and South Carolina.

Nearby words

  1. cabbage butterfly,
  2. cabbage lettuce,
  3. cabbage looper,
  4. cabbage moth,
  5. cabbage palm,
  6. cabbage root fly,
  7. cabbage rose,
  8. cabbage tree,
  9. cabbage white,
  10. cabbage-tree hat

Origin of cabbage palmetto

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for cabbage palmetto

cabbage palmetto

noun

a tropical American fan palm, Sabal palmetto, with edible leaf buds and leaves used in thatching
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