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 for Cabbage tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 (Zool.), a green plant-louse ({Aphis
        brassic[ae]) which lives upon the leaves of the cabbage.
        
  
     Cabbage beetle (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), 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">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">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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cabbage tree
      n 1: Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
           [syn: cabbage palm, cabbage tree, Livistona
           australis]
      2: tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding
         strong durable wood; bark and seeds used as a purgative and
         vermifuge and narcotic [syn: cabbage bark, cabbage-bark
         tree, cabbage tree, Andira inermis]
      3: elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching
         trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and
         large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New
         Zealand [syn: cabbage tree, grass tree, Cordyline
         australis]

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