cabbage tree

cabbage tree

noun
1.
any tropical tree or treelike plant having leaves or edible shoots suggestive of cabbage.
2.
an Australian palm tree of the genus Livistona, especially L. australis.

Origin:
1715–25

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cabbage palm or cabbage tree
 
n
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
 
cabbage tree or cabbage tree
 
n

cabbage tree
 
n
1.  Also called: ti a tree, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand having a tall branchless trunk and a palmlike top
2.  any of several other similar trees of the genus Cordyline

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