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palmetto palm or palmetto (pălmĕt´ō) [Span.,=little palm], common name for palm trees of the genera Sabal and Serenoa, ranging from the sandy pinelands of the S United States to Colombia. Sabal palmetto, the common native palm of the Southeastern states, is one of the trees called cabbage palm; it has an erect stem and fan-shaped leaves that are edible when young. Palmetto wood is used for pilings and the leaves for thatch. South Carolina, where the tree is indigenous, is sometimes called the Palmetto State. In cooler climates the palmetto is often grown as a greenhouse ornamental. An extract of the dried ripe fruits of the saw palmetto, Serenoa repens, is used as an herbal remedy for prostate-related urinary conditions in men though studies have questioned its efficacy. Palmetto palms are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Arecales, family Palmae.

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palmetto

pal·met·to / pä(l)ˈmetō; pal-/ • n. (pl. -os) a fan palm (Sabal and other genera), esp. one of a number occurring from the southern US to northern South America. Its several species include the cabbage palmetto (S. palmetto), which is the state tree of Florida (where it is better known as the sabal palm) and South Carolina.

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palmetto

palmetto small species of palm. XVI (palmito). — Sp. palmito dwarf fan-palm, dim. of palma PALM1; later assim. to It. dims. in -etto.

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palmetto palm

palmetto palm See SABAL.

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