any of several palms, as the palmetto, with terminal buds used as a vegetable
also cabbage tree
- A palm (Sabal palmetto) native to the southeast United States, Cuba, and the Bahamas, having a tall single trunk, fanlike leaves, and an edible terminal bud. Also called cabbage palmetto . Also called sabal palm .
- Any of several other palms, such as the açaí palm, with an edible terminal bud.