cocoanut


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cocoanut: coconut water, coconut oil

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
A ridge of volcanic mountains extends through the centre, rising into lofty peaks, and skirted by undulating hills and rich plains, where the cabins of the natives peep out from beneath groves of cocoanut and other luxuriant trees.
Nay, I meant no harm, Baloo; but only that thou art, as it were, like the cocoanut in the husk, and I am the same cocoanut all naked.
First Baloo is to be skinned, and now he is a cocoanut.
It is lined with cocoanut matting and had taken no impression of any kind.
At other times he lifted his head and stared with swimming eyes at the cocoanut palms that reeled and swung in the shimmering heat.
Jerry had seen his mother so mishandled, and, ere he had learned discretion, alone in the high grass had been himself club-mauled by Godarmy, the black who wore a china door-knob suspended on his chest from his neck on a string of sennit braided from cocoanut fibre.
A Paumotan, with a litter of new-born puppies in a basket, climbed into a cocoanut tree and twenty feet above the ground made the basket fast.
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.