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 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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