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 for Sabal palmetto
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [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.
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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) :

  Sabal palmetto
      n 1: low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United
           States having edible leaf buds [syn: cabbage palmetto,
           cabbage palm, Sabal palmetto]

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