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Definition of "cabbage palm" [cabbage palm]

  • Any of several palms, such as the assai, with edible terminal buds. (noun)
  • See cabbage palmetto. (noun)
  • A West Indian palm, Roystonea (or Oreodoxa) oleracea, whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A similar Brazilian palm, Euterpe oleracea (noun)
  • An Australian palm tree, Livistona australis (noun)
  • Any of several plants of the genus Cordyline, grown as ornamentals: family Agavaceae (noun)

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