from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dwarf palm or palmetto, Chamærops humilis, of the Mediterranean region; also, the palmetto of China and Japan, generally known as Chamærops excelsa, now called Trachycarpus. Both of these plants yield a fiber of commercial value.


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