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n. pl. pal·met·tos or pal·met·toes
2. Any of several tropical and subtropical palms of the Americas having fan-shaped leaves, especially one of the genus Sabal, such as the cabbage palm.
3. Leaf strips of any of these plants, used in weaving.

[Spanish palmito, diminutive of palma, palm tree, from Latin; see palm2.]


n, pl -tos or -toes
1. (Plants) any of several small chiefly tropical fan palms, esp any of the genus Sabal, of the southeastern US. See also cabbage palmetto, saw palmetto
2. (Plants) any of various other fan palms such as palms of the genera Serenoa, Thrinax, and Chamaerops
[C16: from Spanish palmito a little palm2]


(pælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos, -toes.
any of various palms having fan-shaped leaves, as of the genera Sabal and Serenoa.
[1555–65; earlier palmito < Sp, diminutive of palma palm2; -etto by association with -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palmetto - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leavespalmetto - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
cabbage palm, cabbage palmetto, Sabal palmetto - low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf buds


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Skeggs, with his palmetto on and his cigar in his mouth, walks around to put farewell touches on his wares.
The houses of the natives, constructed of the yellow bamboo, tastefully twisted together in a kind of wicker-work, and thatched with the long tapering leaves of the palmetto, are scattered irregularly along these valleys beneath the shady branches of the cocoanut trees.
Witness the cider-barrel, the log-cabin, the hickory-stick, the palmetto, and all the cognizances of party.
He sat under a tree, something like the palmetto, which effectually shaded him over the head, and on the south side; but under the tree was placed a large umbrella, which made that part look well enough.
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