cabbage tree

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noun

any tropical tree or treelike plant having leaves or edible shoots suggestive of cabbage.
an Australian palm tree of the genus Livistona, especially L. australis.

Nearby words

  1. cabbage moth,
  2. cabbage palm,
  3. cabbage palmetto,
  4. cabbage root fly,
  5. cabbage rose,
  6. cabbage white,
  7. cabbage-tree hat,
  8. cabbagehead,
  9. cabbagetown,
  10. cabbageworm

Origin of cabbage tree

First recorded in 1715–25

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British Dictionary definitions for cabbage tree

cabbage tree

noun

Also called: ti a tree, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand having a tall branchless trunk and a palmlike top
any of several other similar trees of the genus Cordyline
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