Palmetto Pal*met"to, n. [Dim. of palm the tree: cf. Sp. palmito.] (Bot.) A name given to palms of several genera and species growing in the West Indies and the Southern United States. In the United States, the name is applied especially to the {Cham[ae]rops Palmetto}, or {Sabal Palmetto}, the cabbage tree of Florida and the Carolinas. See {Cabbage tree}, under {Cabbage}. [1913 Webster]

{Royal palmetto}, the West Indian {Sabal umbraculifera}, the trunk of which, when hollowed, is used for water pipes, etc. The leaves are used for thatching, and for making hats, ropes, etc.

{Saw palmetto}, {Sabal serrulata}, a native of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. The nearly impassable jungle which it forms is called palmetto scrub. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Areca oleracea)

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  • palmetto — (n.) 1580s, from Sp. palmito dwarf fan palm tree, dim. of palma palm tree, from L. palma (see PALM (Cf. palm) (n.2)). The suffix was subsequently Italianized. The Palmetto Flag was an emblem of South Carolina after secession (1860); S.C. called… …   Etymology dictionary

  • palmetto — [pal met′ō] n. pl. palmettos or palmettoes [Sp palmito, dim. < palma < L, PALM1] any of several fan palms; esp., a cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) of the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • palmetto — ► NOUN (pl. palmettos) ▪ an American palm with large fan shaped leaves. ORIGIN Spanish palmito small palm …   English terms dictionary

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