cabbage tree

noun
1. tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding strong durable wood; bark and seeds used as a purgative and vermifuge and narcotic
Hypernyms: ↑angelim, ↑andelmin
Member Holonyms: ↑Andira, ↑genus Andira
2. Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Livistona, ↑genus Livistona
3. elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Cordyline, ↑genus Cordyline

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noun
1. : any of several palms having an edible terminal bud:
a. : an Australian palm of the genus Livistona (especially L. australis)
2. : any of certain trees resembling in some respect a cabbage palm: as
b. : any of several African araliaceous trees (genus Cussonia) with soft spongy wood and sparse angular branches that terminate in tufted foliage or in a spikelike inflorescence

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1. any tropical tree or treelike plant having leaves or edible shoots suggestive of cabbage.
2. an Australian palm tree of the genus Livistona, esp. L. australis.
[1715-25]

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cabbage tree noun
A New Zealand plant (Cordyline australis), with bushy heads of grass-shaped leaves
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Main Entry:cabbage

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cabbage tree,
any one of various cabbage palms.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Cabbage tree — Cabbage Cab bage (k[a^]b b[asl]j), n. [OE. cabage, fr. F. cabus headed (of cabbages), chou cabus headed cabbage, cabbage head; cf. It. capuccio a little head, cappuccio cowl, hood, cabbage, fr. capo head, L. caput, or fr. It. cappa cape. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabbage tree — is a common name for several plant species:* Andira inermis , native to Central and South America. * Anthocleista procera , West Africa. * Cordyline australis , endemic to New Zealand and a garden tree in the United Kingdom. * Livistona australis …   Wikipedia

  • cabbage-tree — pietinė livistona statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Livistona australis), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Livistona australis angl. Australian cabbage palm; Australian fan palm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cabbage tree — /ˈkæbɪdʒ tri/ (say kabij tree) noun 1. Also, cabbage tree palm. a tall palm with large leaves, Livistona australis, of the coastal areas of eastern Australia. 2. the small tufted tree Cordyline australis of New Zealand, frequently cultivated as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cabbage-tree — /ˈkæbɪdʒ ˌtri/ (say kabij .tree) noun → cabbage tree hat …   Australian English dictionary

  • cabbage tree — 1. any tropical tree or treelike plant having leaves or edible shoots suggestive of cabbage. 2. an Australian palm tree of the genus Livistona, esp. L. australis. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • cabbage tree — noun a cabbage palm, especially a New Zealand tree grown for its sugary sap or for ornament. [Cordyline australis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cabbage tree — SYN: andira …   Medical dictionary

  • cabbage-tree — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cabbage tree (New Zealand) — For other plants with this name see Cabbage tree. Taxobox name = Cabbage Tree status = secure image width = 240px image caption = Cabbage tree in flower, Dunedin Botanical Gardens regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo …   Wikipedia

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