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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.
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Origin of cabbage tree

First recorded in 1715–25
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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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