• WordNet 3.6
    • n Sabal American dwarf fan palms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sabal (Bot) A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Sabal A genus of fan-palms of the tribe Corypheæ, including several palmettos. It is distinguished from the genera next akin, Washingtonia and Corypha, by its dorsal embryo, and is further characterized by bisexual flowers with a cup-shaped calyx and a deep-lobed imbricate corolla persistent unchanged after blossoming, by its six united stamens forming at their dilated bases a ring attached to the corolla-tube, and by its three-lobed and three-celled ovary, tapering into a robust columnar style which is basilar in fruit. The fruit is usually globose and one-celled, with a loose fleshy pericarp, and a single shining dark-brown roundish and depressed seed, with hard corneous albumen which is deeply hollowed in at the base. The 7 species are natives of tropical America, from Venezuela and Trinidad northward into Florida and South Carolina and the Bermuda Islands. They are thornless palms, some species low and almost stemless, others with a tall robust trunk ringed at the base and covered above with the remains of sheaths. The leaves are terminal, roundish, and deep-cleft; the flowers are small and smooth, white or greenish, and the fruit is small and black, borne on a large and elongated spadix which is at first erect, and inclosed in a long tubular spathe, from which hang many long and slender branches and branchlets. See palmetto and cabbage-tree, and cut in preceding column.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sabal sā′bal a genus of fan-palms.
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In literature:

The fronds of a curious sabal palm befriended me.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Don Alfonso, of Bourbon and Lorraine, had held a review of the forces of Saballs at Vidra, in Catalonia.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea

In news:

Sabal Palm Wants to Reach Students.
Behind a metal border fence on Southmost Road in Brownsville lies an enchanted forest whose name is Sabal Palm.
Newport Beach-based Sabal Financial Group LP has launched a commercial real estate lending program that will offer bridge loans starting at $5 million and focus on properties along the West Coast.
Sabal Palm's Principal to Receive Pie in the Face.
Sabal Palm Elementary Principal Angela Letierre.
Sabal Picks Up $527M in Loans in Bid to Capitalize on Distress.
This Residence Inn located in Tampa's Sabal Park is a hotel near the 1-800-ASK-GARY Ampitheatre and the Florida State Fairgrounds.
The preserve is home to the Sabal Palm Forest.
In their places, they have planted native saw palmettos, mangroves, sabal palms and more, many of which were grown from seed in the preserve 's nursery.
Sabal Palm's Principal to Receive Pie in the Face.
Sabal Palm Elementary Principal Angela Letierre.
Develop your Florida eyes to appreciate the beauty of a full round head of a well grown Sabal palm.
Allen McPherson, 48, was found shot at about 11:30 pm near the car wash in the Sabal Palm at Metrowest apartment complex on Raleigh Street.