Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See palmetto.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any palm of the genus Sabal of American dwarf fan palms; usually called palmetto

Etymologies

New Latin, genus name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Other plants found commonly within the reserve include Spanish moss, resurrection fern, prickly pear, saw palmetto, sabal palmetto, yaupon holly, red cedar, smilax and sweet grass.

    Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgia

  • An “unknown but growing number” of sabal palms in the Tampa Bay area are being killed by the disease, which has left scientists “stumped,” the Associated Press reports.

    What���s Killing Florida���s Palm Trees?

  • Needelman wants key lime pies elevated to a more elite status, joining other official Florida favorites such as the orange, horse conch shell and the sabal palm tree.

    February 2006

  • Sky and sea merge in a streaky fit of violent red, orange, and purple bands with the silhouette of a lone sabal palm in the foreground.

    Dream State

  • _Sabáya_, plural of _sabi_, applies to both person and property, as they say _sabal adúvva vaghairohu_, he made captive, captured or took prisoner the enemy, and other than an enemy.

    A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád' Showing that all the Wars of Mohammad Were Defensive; and that Aggressive War, or Compulsory Conversion, is not Allowed in The Koran - 1885

  • We learn, from the Second Book of Chronicles, that these classes were the bearers of burdens, the hewers of stones, and the overseers, called by the old masonic writers the _Ish sabal_, the _Ish chotzeb_, and the _Menatzchim_.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • A close underwood of arundinaria and sabal palms shut up the way and the view; trailing roots obstructed progress below; while higher up, the trelliswork of llianas, bamboo briars, sarsaparilla, and gigantic grape-vines, rendered it necessary to bend down in the saddle in order to pass onward.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • This must be an exotic, for although the lower half of the Rio Bravo is within the zone of the palms, the species that grow so far north are fan-palms (_chamaerops_ and _sabal_).

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • "I think in my head I'm going to feel trapped," said Pons, who lives on the 1,000-acre property of sabal palms, oxbow lakes and citrus groves he manages for the Nature Conservancy's Southmost Preserve.

    The Seattle Times

  • As the exhibits segue from his paintings to those of others, including the Highwaymen whom he inspired, the repetition of subjects - clouds, sabal palms, weeping cypress - evokes the thrall that Florida's native landscape exerted for generations of Americans.

    Boston.com Most Popular

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.