Archit. a conventional ornament somewhat resembling a palm leaf
Origin of palmetteFrench ; from palme, palm ; from Classical Latin palma, palm
A stylized palm leaf used as a decorative element, notably in Persian rugs and in classical moldings, reliefs, frescoes, and vase paintings.
Origin of palmetteFrench, diminutive of palme, palm, from Old French, from Latin palma; see palm2.
palm +"Ž -ette