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saw palmetto

n.
1. A small creeping palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeast United States, having palmately divided leaves, petioles with sharp spines, and black fruit borne on panicles.
2. A dried preparation of the fruit of this plant used as a nonprescription herbal remedy that is supposedly beneficial for disorders of the prostate gland.
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saw palmetto

n
(Plants) any of several dwarf prickly palms, esp any of the genus Sabal, of the southeastern US
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saw′ palmet`to


n.
a shrublike palmetto, Serenoa repens, native to the southern U.S., having green or blue leafstalks set with spiny teeth.
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Noun1.saw palmetto - small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
genus Serenoa, Serenoa - one species: saw palmetto
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saw palmetto

n (bot) palma enana americana
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In Europe, drugs from the latter group represent up to 80% of all prescriptions for this disorder (Buck, 1996; Schneider and Sokeland, 1997) with extracts from the fruits of saw palmetto (Sabal serrulata, or Serenoa repens) and the roots of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) being particularly popular.