Definition of cabbage tree in English:

cabbage tree

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noun

  • Any of a number of palm-like trees that resemble a cabbage in some way, in particular:
    • a New Zealand tree grown for its sugary sap or for ornament (Cordyline australis, family Agavaceae).a cabbage palm.
    More example sentences
    • The false cabbage tree is a tall, straight tree.
    • I've gone for architectural nikaus and a cabbage tree.
    • Your roof is patched with rust, tastes bitter as we roll into the plastic gutter and swirl there where the drain's blocked with leaves and a seedling cabbage tree.

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