palmito definition

  • noun:
    • An obsolete form of palmetto.
    • In Spanish The united states as well as the West Indies, the tender crown or terminal bud of unexpanded leaves of various species of palms, used as a vegetable, and quite often called palm-cabbage. When you look at the Bermudas this title was put on the bud of the indigenous palmetto, Inodes Palmetto, a plant hold in very high esteem by the first settlers.

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