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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
1715-1725
1715-25
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbage-tree

cabbage tree

noun
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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