Definitions for "Sabal"
A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.
American dwarf fan palms
Sabal is a genus of New World palms (family Arecaceae), many of the species being known as palmetto. They are fan palms (Arecaceae tribe Corypheae), with the leaves with a bare petiole terminating in a rounded fan of numerous leaflets; in some of the species, the leaflets are joined for up to half of their length. A variable portion of the leaf petiole may remain persistent on the trunk for many years after leaf fall leaving the trunk rough and spiky, but in some, the lower trunk loses these leaf bases and becomes smooth.