cabbage-tree hat

[ kab-ij-tree ]

  1. a broad-brimmed hat made from cabbage-tree leaves.

Origin of cabbage-tree hat

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby cabbage-tree hat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cabbage-tree hat in a sentence

  • One I made six shillings of, but the cabbage-tree hat is worth a pound.

  • An old cabbage-tree hat and a blue serge shirt made up the rest of his rig.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • The black boy ran down to the waterhole, filled his cabbage-tree hat with water, and Gerrard drank.

    Tom Gerrard | Louis Becke
  • Flinders was wearing a cabbage-tree hat, for which a native had a fancy.

  • Flash Jack—red sash, cabbage-tree hat on back of head with nothing in it, glossy black curls bunched up in front of brim.

    On the Track | Henry Lawson