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saw palmetto

noun
1.
a shrublike palmetto, Serenoa repens, of the palm family, native to the southern U.S., having green or blue leafstalks set with spiny teeth.
2.
a tall palm, Acoelorraphe wrightii, of Florida and the West Indies.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism
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saw palmetto

noun
1.
any of several dwarf prickly palms, esp any of the genus Sabal, of the southeastern US
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