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 palm 2.
palm +"Ž -ette