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coconut

coconut


co·co·nut also co·coa·nut  (kk-nt, -nt)
n.
1. The fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed.
2. The large, brown, hard-shelled seed of the coconut, containing white flesh surrounding a partially fluid-filled central cavity.
3. The edible white flesh of the coconut, often shredded and used in food and confections or for the extraction of coconut oil.
4. A coconut palm.

[Portuguese c?co, grinning skull, goblin, coconut (probably from Late Latin coccum, shell; see cocoon) + nut.]


coconut  /koknt/  n. [C;U] the large nut of the palm tree: The juice inside coconuts is called coconut milk. coconut

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