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cabbage palm

n.
1. A palm (Sabal palmetto) native to the southeast United States, Cuba, and the Bahamas, having a tall single trunk, fanlike leaves, and an edible terminal bud. Also called cabbage palmetto, sabal palm.
2. Any of several other palms, such as the açaí palm, with an edible terminal bud.

cabbage palm

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cabbage tree

n
1. (Plants) a West Indian palm, Roystonea (or Oreodoxa) oleracea, whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage
2. (Plants) a similar Brazilian palm, Euterpe oleracea
3. (Plants) an Australian palm tree, Livistona australis
4. (Plants) any of several plants of the genus Cordyline, grown as ornamentals: family Agavaceae

cab′bage palm`


n.
any of several palms, esp. those of the genus Euterpe, having terminal leaf buds eaten as a vegetable or in salads.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabbage palm - low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf budscabbage palm - low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf buds
palmetto - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
genus Sabal, Sabal - American dwarf fan palms
2.cabbage palm - West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
genus Roystonea, Roystonea - a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
3.cabbage palm - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when youngcabbage palm - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
genus Livistona, Livistona - fan palms of Asia and Australia and Malaysia
4.cabbage palm - Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when youngcabbage palm - Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Euterpe, genus Euterpe - a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
References in classic literature ?
We returned through the forest, and completed our collection by a raid upon the cabbage-palms, that we gathered from the tops of the trees, little beans that I recognised as the "abrou" of the Malays, and yams of a superior quality.
Encourage your patients to remember the cabbage-palm quarter when thinking about what they can eat that's heart healthy.