coquilla nut

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coquilla nut

(kɒˈkiːljə) or

coquilla

n
(Plants) the nut of a South American palm tree, Attalea funifera, having a hard brown shell used for carving. See also cohune
[C19: from Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coconut; see coco]
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Noun1.coquilla nut - nut having a hard hazel-brown shell used like vegetable ivory
Attalea funifera, bahia coquilla, Bahia piassava, piassava palm, pissaba palm - Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
seed - a small hard fruit