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cabbage palm

noun
1.
any of several palms, especially those of the genus Euterpe, having terminal leaf buds that are eaten as a vegetable or in salads.
2.
cabbage tree (def 2).
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • The dune ridges are dominated by live oak, loblolly pine, and cabbage palm.
  • Bees are making a little honey from cabbage palm and other wild flowers.
  • Live oak and cabbage palm are sometimes found within these forests.
British Dictionary definitions for cabbage palm

cabbage palm

noun
1.
a West Indian palm, Roystonea (or Oreodoxa) oleracea, whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage
2.
a similar Brazilian palm, Euterpe oleracea
3.
an Australian palm tree, Livistona australis
4.
any of several plants of the genus Cordyline, grown as ornamentals: family Agavaceae
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