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palmetto

noun pal·met·to \pal-ˈme-(ˌ)tō also pä-, päl-, p-, pl-\
plural pal·met·tos or pal·met·toes

Definition of PALMETTO

1
:  any of several usually low-growing fan-leaved palms; especially :  cabbage palmetto
2
:  strips of the leaf blade of a palmetto used in weaving

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Origin of PALMETTO

modification of Spanish palmito, from palma palm, from Latin
First Known Use: 1615

Rhymes with PALMETTO

PALMETTO Defined for Kids

palmetto

noun pal·met·to \pal-ˈme-tō\
plural pal·met·tos or pal·met·toes

Definition of PALMETTO for Kids

:  a low-growing palm with leaves shaped like fans
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