palmito

1 of 2

noun (1)

plural -s
obsolete

palmito

2 of 2

noun (2)

palmi·​to
palˈmēt(ˌ)ō,
päˈm-
plural -s
1
b
: a palm whose terminal bud is used as food
2
: any of several yuccas of Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Spanish, diminutive of palma palm tree, from Latin

Noun (2)

American Spanish, from Spanish palmito palmetto

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“Palmito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmito. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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