cabbage palmetto


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cabbage palmetto

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(Plants) a tropical American fan palm, Sabal palmetto, with edible leaf buds and leaves used in thatching

cab′bage palmet`to


n.
a fan palm, Sabal palmetto, of the southeastern U.S.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
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Noun1.cabbage palmetto - low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf budscabbage palmetto - 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
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The park is named after the Cabbage Palmetto, the state tree of South Carolina.