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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Also called the cabbage tree, it is considered an important supplier of fresh vegetables with its lush green leaves that are highly nutritious, and with the fruit that grow as pods.
"After that I did every I offshore race except the Cabbage Tree Island Race."
Palmwydden fresych ydi'r enw Cymraeg ar Cordyline australis a cabbage tree yn Saesneg, ond nid palmwydden mohoni er ei bod yn edrych yn debyg i balmwydden.
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.
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.
Between 2002 and 2008, most known stands of Warm Temperate Rainforest (based on Ecological Vegetation Class maps available on-line from the Department of Sustainability and Environment http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/ about-dse/interactive-maps) were surveyed from foothill and coastal forests (below 400 m elevation) between the Mitchell River in the west and the Snowy River in the east (excluding the Snowy River catchment, but including Cabbage Tree Creek approximately 10 km east of the Snowy River).
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.