cabbage palm definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of palms, for instance the assai, with delicious terminal buds.
    • See cabbage palmetto.
    • a typical name for a couple of different types of palms and palm-like plants.
    • just like cabbage-tree
    • low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern usa having delicious leaf buds
    • Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds tend to be consumed like cabbage when younger
    • Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible whenever young
    • West Indian palm with leaf buds that are delicious whenever younger

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