cabbage palm


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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 ?
Cabbage palm and gray plum, pisang and scitamine they found in abundance, with wild pineapple, and occasionally small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, and insects.
Here the woods were ornamented by the Cabbage Palm -- one of the most beautiful of its family.
Artuso has seen an increase in people looking for native plants like cabbage palm, saw palmetto, oaks and pines.
What could be more appropriate for our state tree than the sturdy cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), a rugged native of Florida's swamps and hammocks?
Colour-match plants with purplish-green leaves such as the cabbage palm and smoke bush (pictured left with cotinus coggygria and royal purple).
The hog had now buried itself in the middle of a cabbage palm thicket, hunkered down.
Not that they're picky eaters; they'll consume just about anything that moves, and many things that don't--including roadkill, cabbage palm hearts, eggs, honey, ants, acorns and armadillos.
He swallowed powdered glass and laid his head down for the last time under a swaying cabbage palm.
Look for the spring gobblers in areas that have cabbage palm flats.
This consultation follows earlier proceedings declared unsuccessful for lots entitled "Petits fours salty", "sweet cheese", "cabbage vacoa and cabbage palm kernel", "Smoked Duck" and "individual pastries packaged"
Answer: The sabal palmetto, also called the cabbage palm.
A GREAT way to add a tropical look and feel to the garden, Cordyline australis 'Red Star' - the cabbage palm - will produce exotic sword-like red foliage all year round.