Definitions for palmettepælˈmɛt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a design or architectural ornament in the form of palmately spread leaves or sections.
Category: Architecture, Furniture
Origin of palmette:
1835–45; < F
A motif in decorative art resembling the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree.
a floral ornament, common in Greek and other ancient architecture; -- often called the honeysuckle ornament