What does palmetto mean?

Definitions for palmettopælˈmɛt oʊ, pɑl-, pɑˈmɛt oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmetto(noun)

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


  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

  2. Origin: [Dim. of palm the tree: cf. Sp. palmito.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palmetto

    pal-met′ō, n. a name for several fan-palms, esp. the cabbage-palm of Florida, &c.: a hat made of palmetto-leaves. [Sp.,—L. palma.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palmetto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palmetto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Callum Burt:

    I started talking to the top six legal moonshiners in the U.S., palmetto were the first to say 'when can you start?'.

  2. Palmetto Ridge:

    I've never seen them so happy. The mood at Palmetto Ridge is in contrast to some other bands and performers who are refusing to attend for political reasons. Not one Washington, D.C., high school marching band will be in Trump’s Inauguration Day parade, the first time that has happened in six inaugurations. There are also online petitions gathering signatures to urge some marching bands to drop out, like the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s and the Talladega College Band in Alabama. I don't look at it as a political issue.

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