saw palmetto

noun

Definition of saw palmetto

1 : any of several shrubby palms chiefly of the southern U.S. and West Indies that have spiny-toothed petioles especially : a common palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeastern U.S. with a usually creeping stem
2 : a preparation derived from the berrylike fruit of a saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) that is held to have a therapeutic effect on the prostate gland and is used in dietary supplements and herbal remedies

Examples of saw palmetto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Key ingredients of this hair-saving blend include: saw palmetto, collagen, biotin, reishi, alma berries, flaxseed, zinc, selenium, and vitamin D. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Many of these supplements contain herbs such as saw palmetto, which doesn’t do much in terms of growing boobs, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Apr. 2022 The constituent green tea provides a mountain of antioxidants to strengthen and protect your hair, while the saw palmetto soothes the scalp. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 21 Jan. 2022 This trail passes through a flood plain swamp and forest with live oak trees and saw palmetto, providing a remote and sometimes rugged outing. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Sep. 2021 Harvesting berries also can halt propagation and slow the saw palmetto’s population growth. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Sep. 2021 The DETOXIFYING SHAMPOO is natural cleanser packed with natural botanicals like soap bark and saw palmetto. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 7 July 2021 The hills are covered in creosote and mesquite, the gullies are full of sage, and there are lots of prickly pears and saw palmetto. Seth Harp, Rolling Stone, 14 June 2021 A few years later, Boccardy bought 30 pounds of ginseng seeds for $600 from an acquaintance while working in the saw palmetto industry in Florida. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of saw palmetto

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Saw palmetto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saw%20palmetto. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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saw palmetto

noun
saw pal·​met·​to | \ -pal-ˈmet-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce saw palmetto (audio) \

Medical Definition of saw palmetto

1 : any of several shrubby palms chiefly of the southern United States and West Indies with spiny-toothed leafstalks especially : a common palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeastern United States with a usually creeping stem
2 : a preparation derived from the berrylike fruit of a saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) that is held to have a therapeutic effect on the prostate gland and is used in herbal remedies and dietary supplements

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