cabbage tree


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cabbage tree

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1. (Plants) Also called: ti a tree, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand having a tall branchless trunk and a palmlike top
2. (Plants) any of several other similar trees of the genus Cordyline
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Noun1.cabbage tree - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when youngcabbage tree - 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
2.cabbage tree - tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding strong durable woodcabbage tree - tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding strong durable wood; bark and seeds used as a purgative and vermifuge and narcotic
Andira, genus Andira - small genus of evergreen trees of tropical America and western Africa
andelmin, angelim - any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira
3.cabbage tree - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowerscabbage tree - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand
Cordyline, genus Cordyline - Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Contract awarded for the queensland government is seeking tenders to undertake dredging works within cabbage tree creek.
The EGRT has its headquarters in Cabbage Tree Drive, where Tiffany witnesses plants being nursed back to health through the use of drips (water drip feeding).
My guide for a visit to the cloud forest was David Pryce, a conservation expert known as 'The Bug Man', and his joy at discovering two tiny creatures concealed in a cabbage tree stalk was unconfined.
Ainsworth went on to win the Flinders Islet and Cabbage Tree Island races in 2012 and finished second overall to Wild Oats XI in last year's 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart after winning the race overall in 2011.
Work opportunities allowed others to remain, even after the demand for cabbage tree canes and mortar had diminished: one worked nearby as a water policeman, another as a caretaker on Milson Island; and work was available building the Hawkesbury road and rail bridges.
2009 22 Aug Lunch at the Cabbage Tree celebrating 100 years of
An example is the cabbage tree palm which was used for building the huts used by farmers and settlers.
A New Zealand cabbage tree, a Chusan palm, New Zealand flax , myrtle and an Australian tree fern, unfurling its fronds, would all be happier in warmer conditions but have contrived to thrive from benevolent neglect in a sheltered gully
Holidaymakers joined in the fun, writing their names and the date across dollar bills pinned up in the Cabbage Tree Pub, set on a small hilltop, surrounded by swaying palms.