Definitions for palmettopælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ
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pal•met•topælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ(n.)(pl.)-tos, -toes.
any of various palms having fan-shaped leaves, as of the genera Sabal and
Origin of palmetto:
1555–65; earlier palmito < Sp, dim. of palmapalm2; -etto by assoc. with -ette
any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
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.
A native or resident of the American state of South Carolina (female: Palmetta).
Of or pertaining to a palmetto palm.
Of or pertaining the the US state of South Carolina, as the Palmetto State.
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