Definition of


  1. (noun, food) the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries
  2. (noun, food) large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
  3. (noun, plant) tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics

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Alternate forms of Coconut

Hyponyms: copra

Hypernyms: edible nut, food, palm, palm tree, solid food

Origin of the word Coconut

  1. 1613, from Sp./Port. coco "grinning face," on resemblance of the three holes at the base of the shell to a human face. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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