cabbage palm

noun

Definition of cabbage palm 

: a palm with terminal buds eaten as a vegetable

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The rates of mortality among cabbage palms and red cedars was soaring; new vegetation, better suited to salt, was springing up in their place. Matthew Shaer, New Republic, "—one of the highest rates in the nation.," 5 Oct. 2017 The rates of mortality among cabbage palms and red cedars was soaring Matthew Shaer, New Republic, "—one of the highest rates in the nation.," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cabbage palm

1770, in the meaning defined above

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