palmetto

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English[edit]

a palmetto (Sabal palmetto)

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish palmito, diminutive of palma (palm tree), from Latin palma.

Noun[edit]

palmetto (plural palmettos or palmettoes)

  1. Any member of either of two closely related genera of New World palms, of the family Arecaceae:
    1. Serenoa or its sole species Serenoa repens, the saw palmetto, which has medicinal uses;
    2. Sabal, represented by about 15 species, some known commonly as palmettos, others as fan palms.
  2. A hat made of palmetto leaves.
  3. A native or resident of the US state of South Carolina.

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  • (South Carolina native or resident): palmetta (feminine)

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