from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of palmetto.
- n. In Spanish America and the West Indies, the tender crown or terminal bud of unexpanded leaves of various species of palms, used as a vegetable, and sometimes called palm-cabbage. In the Bermudas this name was applied to the bud of the indigenous palmetto, Inodes Palmetto, a plant hold in very high esteem by the first settlers.
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