cabbage tree

cab·bage tree
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-ij tree]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ tri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-ij tree]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ tri/

Definitions of cabbage tree words

  • noun cabbage tree a tree, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand having a tall branchless trunk and a palmlike top 3
  • noun cabbage tree any of several other similar trees of the genus Cordyline 3
  • noun cabbage tree any tropical tree or treelike plant having leaves or edible shoots suggestive of cabbage. 1
  • noun cabbage tree an Australian palm tree of the genus Livistona, especially L. australis. 1
  • noun cabbage tree Other English names: Bastard Cabbage Tree. Worm Bark. Yellow Cabbage Tree. Jamaica Cabbage Tree. 1
  • noun cabbage tree Cordyline australis, a hardy, widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand, a traditional source of food and fiber. 0

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Origin of cabbage tree

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25

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cabbage tree popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cabbage tree usage trend in Literature

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