pæl'metəʊ n. small palm tree

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Palmettoes — прозвище жителей штата Южная Каролина …   Словарь топонимов США

  • palmetto — /pal met oh, pahl , pah met oh/, n., pl. palmettos, palmettoes. any of various palms having fan shaped leaves, as of the genera Sabal, Serenoa, and Thrinax. [1555 65; earlier palmito < Sp, dim. of palma PALM2; etto by assoc. with ETTE] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • The Palmetto State — «штат пальметты». Низкорослая пальма (palmetto) произрастает по всей территории штата Южная Каролина, особенно на побережье, и это дерево изображено на гербе штата. Жителей шутливо иронически называют Palmettoes …   Словарь топонимов США

  • palmetto — /pælˈmɛtoʊ/ (say pal metoh) noun (plural palmettos or palmettoes) any of various species of palm with fan shaped leaves such as Sabal, Serenoa, Thrinax, and the only European palm, Chamaerops. {Spanish palmito, diminutive of palma, from Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palmetto — [pal met′ō] n. pl. palmettos or palmettoes [Sp palmito, dim. < palma < L, PALM1] any of several fan palms; esp., a cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) of the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

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