Chamaerops 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]


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