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

or

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.
Recognition of the drawing potential of the cabbage palm mast, coupled with a good bit of luck, was the key to the successful outcome.
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.
Another plant to feed into this exotic mix is Cordyline australis, the New Zealand cabbage palm, often used as a centrepiece for formal flower beds, which develops a stem that shoots up towards the sky, giving the appearance of an exotic palm.
I, too, would like to know why my cabbage palm, Cordyline australis, seems to have died.
He concentrated mainly on the village, planting of trees for shaping, especially Irish Yews and Cabbage Palm for exotic effect, hedges and pleached trees.
A The acai (pronounced AH-sigh-EE) berry is the fruit of the acai palm, or cabbage palm, and is indigenous to the northern part of South America.
The native palms tested as suitable hosts were dwarf palmetto Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers., saw palmetto Serenoa repens (Bartr.) Small, cabbage palm Sabal palmetto (Walter) Lodd.
An unidentified disease has been slowly killing off populations of sabal palm (also known as cabbage palm), the official state tree.