Definitions for palmettopælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•met•topælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ(n.)(pl.)-tos, -toes.

  1. any of various palms having fan-shaped leaves, as of the genera Sabal and

    Serenoa.

    Category: Plants

Origin of palmetto:

1555–65; earlier palmito < Sp, dim. of palmapalm2; -etto by assoc. with -ette

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmetto(noun)

    any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves

Wiktionary

  1. palmetto(Noun)

    Two closely related genera of New World palms, of the family Arecaceae; (a) Serenoa repens or the saw palmetto is the only species of its genus; it has certain medicinal uses; (b) Sabul, represented by about 15 species, some known commonly as palmettos, others as fan palms.

  2. palmetto(Noun)

    A native or resident of the American state of South Carolina (female: Palmetta).

  3. palmetto(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a palmetto palm.

  4. palmetto(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining the the US state of South Carolina, as the Palmetto State.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmetto(noun)

    a name given to palms of several genera and species growing in the West Indies and the Southern United States. In the United States, the name is applied especially to the Chamaerops, / Sabal, Palmetto, the cabbage tree of Florida and the Carolinas. See Cabbage tree, under Cabbage

Freebase

  1. Palmetto

    The Palmetto is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak over the 829 miles from New York City south to Savannah, Georgia via the Northeast Corridor to Washington, DC, then via Richmond, Virginia, Fayetteville, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. The Palmetto is a shorter version of the Silver Meteor, which continues south to Miami, Florida. Between 1996 and 2002 this service was called the Silver Palm. Although currently a day train, in the past the Palmetto provided overnight sleeper service to Florida. During fiscal year 2011, the Palmetto carried nearly 200,000 passengers, an increase of 3.8% from FY2010. The train had a total revenue of $16,438,480 during FY2011, a 7% increase over FY2010.

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