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silver-leaf palmetto

 [see quot.] n. a palm tree (Coccothrinax argentea?): 1731 Silver Leaf Palmetto . . . leaves of a shining silver colour used to make ropes, baskets &c. (Catesby xli). cf. SILVER THATCH <Gen.>

Tags: noun, plant, straw work, tree

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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