Palmetto flag
Palmetto flag Pal*met"to flag Any of several flags adopted by South Carolina after its secession. That adopted in November, 1860, had a green cabbage palmetto in the center of a white field; the final one, January, 1861, had a white palmetto in the center of a blue field and a white crescent in the upper left-hand corner. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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