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palmetto

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noun pal·met·to \pal-ˈme-(ˌ)tō also pä-, päl-, pȯ-, pȯl-\

Definition of palmetto

plural pal·met·tos or pal·met·toes

  1. 1 :  any of several usually low-growing fan-leaved palms; especially :  cabbage palmetto

  2. 2 :  strips of the leaf blade of a palmetto used in weaving



Illustration of palmetto

Origin of palmetto

modification of Spanish palmito, from palma palm, from Latin


First Known Use: 1615

Rhymes with palmetto


PALMETTO Defined for Kids

palmetto

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noun pal·met·to \pal-ˈme-tō\

Definition of palmetto

plural pal·met·tos or pal·met·toes

  1. :  a low-growing palm with leaves shaped like fans




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