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cabbage tree Line breaks: cab|bage tree

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of cabbage tree in English:


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.
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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