cocoanut

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co·coa·nut

 (kō′kə-nŭt′, -nət)
n.
Variant of coconut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocoanut - large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milkcocoanut - large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
coconut oil, copra oil - oil from coconuts
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
coconut, coconut meat - the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries
coconut water, coconut milk - clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
copra - the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, coconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
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The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
But when he cried they gave him milk out of the cocoanuts which he was very fond of.
For seven days I hurried on, resting only when the darkness stopped me, and living chiefly upon cocoanuts, which afforded me both meat and drink, and on the eighth day I reached the seashore and saw a party of white men gathering pepper, which grew abundantly all about.
The savages now produced large bowls full of rice prepared with cocoanut oil, of which my crazy comrades ate eagerly, but I only tasted a few grains, understanding clearly that the object of our captors was to fatten us speedily for their own eating, and this was exactly what happened.
This village contained about two hundred habitations, composed of poles set in the ground, tied together at the ends, and thatched with grass, and was situated in an open grove of cocoanuts.
Beyond these, however, the country was fertile and well cultivated, with inclosures of yams, plantains, sweet potatoes, sugar-canes, and other productions of warm climates and teeming soils; and the numerous habitations of the natives were pleasantly sheltered beneath clumps of cocoanut and bread-fruit trees, which afforded both food and shade.
Be careful that he does not do what the ripe cocoanuts do.
They passed out of the compound through a small wicker gate, and went on under the blazing sun, winding about among new-planted cocoanuts that threw no shade.
Jerry, from his earliest impressions, could remember the way Terrence had of running with Biddy, miles and miles along the beaches or through the avenues of cocoanuts, side by side with her, both with laughing mouths of sheer delight.
He lay on a coral beach where the cocoanuts grew down to the mellow- sounding surf.
The gust of wind struck the pandanus tree overhead and tore through the palms beyond, flinging half a dozen ripe cocoanuts with heavy thuds to the ground.
It is lined with cocoanut matting and had taken no impression of any kind.