Palmetto


Palmetto
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.

Synonyms:
(Areca oleracea)


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  • Palmetto — may refer to the following:BotanyMembers of several genera of small palms: *the genus Sabal, containing species such the Dwarf Palmetto and the Sabal palmetto *the Saw Palmetto, Serenoa repens *Silver palmetto ( Schippia concolor ) *Silver saw… …   Wikipedia

  • Palmetto — ist der Name folgender Orte: Geisterstadt in Nevada, siehe Palmetto (Geisterstadt) Ort in Florida, siehe Palmetto (Florida) Ort in Georgia, siehe Palmetto (Georgia) Ort in Louisiana, siehe Palmetto (Louisiana) Palmetto bezeichnet: Palmetto… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Palmetto — Palmetto, FL U.S. city in Florida Population (2000): 12571 Housing Units (2000): 5776 Land area (2000): 4.315565 sq. miles (11.177262 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.134124 sq. miles (0.347379 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.449689 sq. miles (11.524641 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palmetto — (Картахена,Колумбия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Bocagrande, Carrera 1 Nª8 50, Bocagrande, 130 …   Каталог отелей

  • Palmetto — (Акапулько де Хуарес,Мексика) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Jacques Costeau, V …   Каталог отелей

  • Palmetto — (Икстапа,Мексика) Категория отеля: Адрес: Paseo de la Roca 300 int 410 Col. Contramar Ixta …   Каталог отелей

  • Palmetto, FL — U.S. city in Florida Population (2000): 12571 Housing Units (2000): 5776 Land area (2000): 4.315565 sq. miles (11.177262 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.134124 sq. miles (0.347379 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.449689 sq. miles (11.524641 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palmetto, GA — U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 3400 Housing Units (2000): 1283 Land area (2000): 5.181588 sq. miles (13.420251 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.102646 sq. miles (0.265853 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.284234 sq. miles (13.686104 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palmetto, LA — U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 188 Housing Units (2000): 94 Land area (2000): 0.901375 sq. miles (2.334551 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.901375 sq. miles (2.334551 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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


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