palmetto

Part of speech: noun

A fan - palm, as of the southern United States.

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Usage examples "palmetto":

  1. I'm sure o' gettin' back by the mornin'; an' to make sartint 'bout the place, jest you squat unner the shadder o' yon big palmetto- the which I can see far enuff off to find yur wharabouts 'thout any defeequelty." - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
  2. The adult butterflies are lovers of the sun and are said to roost at night upon the tops of live oak and palmetto trees. - "Butterflies Worth Knowing", Clarence M. Weed.
  3. As they passed between the palmetto huts the forbidding inhabitants raised their heads to stare for a moment, then dropped them stolidly again. - "The Red Derelict", Bertram Mitford.