Cabbage palm
Cabbage Cab"bage (k[a^]b"b[asl]j), n. [OE. cabage, fr. F. cabus headed (of cabbages), chou cabus headed cabbage, cabbage head; cf. It. capuccio a little head, cappuccio cowl, hood, cabbage, fr. capo head, L. caput, or fr. It. cappa cape. See {Chief}, {Cape}.] (Bot.) 1. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild {Brassica oleracea} of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages. [1913 Webster]

2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See {Cabbage tree}, below. [1913 Webster]

3. The cabbage palmetto. See below. [1913 Webster]

{Cabbage aphis} (Zo["o]l.), a green plant-louse ({Aphis brassic[ae]}) which lives upon the leaves of the cabbage.

{Cabbage beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small, striped flea-beetle ({Phyllotreta vittata}) which lives, in the larval state, on the roots, and when adult, on the leaves, of cabbage and other cruciferous plants.

{Cabbage fly} (Zo["o]l.), a small two-winged fly ({Anthomyia brassic[ae]}), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state, on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to the crop.

{Cabbage head}, the compact head formed by the leaves of a cabbage; -- contemptuously or humorously, and colloquially, a very stupid and silly person; a numskull.

{Cabbage palmetto}, a species of palm tree ({Sabal Palmetto}) found along the coast from North Carolina to Florida.

{Cabbage rose} (Bot.), a species of rose ({Rosa centifolia}) having large and heavy blossoms.

{Cabbage tree}, {Cabbage palm}, a name given to palms having a terminal bud called a cabbage, as the {Sabal Palmetto} of the United States, and the {Euterpe oleracea} and {Oreodoxa oleracea} of the West Indies.

{Sea cabbage}.(Bot.) (a) Sea kale (b) . The original Plant ({Brassica oleracea}), from which the cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc., have been derived by cultivation.

{Thousand-headed cabbage}. See {Brussels sprouts}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cabbage Palm — is a common name for several species of palms or palm like plants:* Sabal palmetto , native to the south eastern USA, Cuba and the Bahamas * Cordyline australis , native to New Zealand * Roystonea oleracea , a Caribbean palm * Euterpe oleracea ,… …   Wikipedia

  • cabbage palm — n. any of several palms, as the palmetto, with terminal buds used as a vegetable: also cabbage tree …   English World dictionary

  • cabbage-palm — next: see cabbage n.1 5 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cabbage palm — grakščioji laibapalmė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ptychosperma elegans), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Alexander palm; cabbage palm; Ptychosperma elegans; solitaire palm šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cabbage palm — aliejinė kopūstpalmė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Euterpe oleracea), vedantis valgomus vaisius. Paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas kaip daržovė. atitikmenys: lot. Euterpe …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cabbage palm — noun 1. low growing fan leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf buds • Syn: ↑cabbage palmetto, ↑Sabal palmetto • Hypernyms: ↑palmetto • Member Holonyms: ↑Sabal, ↑genus Sabal …   Useful english dictionary

  • cabbage palm — noun 1》 a Caribbean palm with edible buds that resemble a cabbage. [Roystonea oleraceae.] 2》 an evergreen plant of warm regions, resembling a cabbage and cultivated as a greenhouse or house plant. [Genus Cordyline.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cabbage palm — /ˈkæbɪdʒ pam/ (say kabij pahm) noun any of several palm trees with large terminal leaf buds which are eaten like cabbage, as Roystonea oleracea of the West Indies. Also, cabbage tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • cabbage palm — 1. any of several palms, esp. those of the genus Euterpe, having terminal leaf buds that are eaten as a vegetable or in salads. 2. See cabbage tree (def. 2). [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • cabbage palm — noun Date: circa 1784 a palm with terminal buds eaten as a vegetable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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