Definition of saw palmetto in English:

saw palmetto

Syllabification: saw pal·met·to


A small palm with fan-shaped leaves that have sharply toothed stalks, native to the southeastern US.
  • Several species in the family Palmae, in particular Serenoa repens
More example sentences
  • For years, berries of the saw palmetto plant have been used to treat bladder and prostate conditions.
  • The under story is characteristically open, with large expanses of white sand interspersed with the oaks and saw palmetto.
  • Primary vegetation shielding the nest was dwarf live oak and saw palmetto.

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