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co·co·nut

also co·coa·nut  (kō′kə-nŭt′, -nət)
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 coco, pumpkin or other object carved with a face used to scare children, goblin, coconut (since the three indentations on the base of a coconut suggest the eyes and mouth of a goblin; probably from Late Latin coccum, shell; see cocoon) + nut.]
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coconut

(ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt) or

cocoanut

n
1. (Plants) the fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a thick fibrous oval husk inside which is a thin hard shell enclosing edible white meat. The hollow centre is filled with a milky fluid (coconut milk)
2. (Cookery)
a. the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cakes, curries, etc
b. (as modifier): coconut cake.
3. slang derogatory a black or Asian person who conforms to white culture at the expense of his or her ancestral culture, the idea being that, like a coconut, he or she is dark on the outside and white on the inside
[C18: see coco]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

co•co•nut

or co•coa•nut

(ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nət)

n.
1. the large hard-shelled seed of the coconut palm, lined with a white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.
2. the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cooking.
[1605–15]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coconut - the edible white meat of a coconutcoconut - the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
cocoanut, coconut - large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
copra - the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
2.coconut - large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milkcoconut - 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
3.coconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruitscoconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
cocoanut, coconut - large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Cocos, genus Cocos - coconut palms
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Translations
جَوْزُ الهِنْدجوزَةُ الهِنْدحَلْوى جَوز الهِند
kokoskokosový ořech
kokosnødkokos
kokosarbokokoso
نارگیل
kookospähkinäkookospalmukopra
nariyal
kokoskokosov orahkokosova palma
kókusz
kókóshnetakókósmjöl
ココナツ
코코넛
kokosaskokoso drožlėskokoso riešutaskopra
kokosrieksta kodolskokosriekstskopra
kokosový orech
kokosov oreh
kokosnötkokospalmkokos
มะพร้าว
dừaquả dừa

coconut

[ˈkəʊkənʌt]
A. N
1. (= nut) → coco m
2. (= tree) → cocotero m
B. CPD coconut matting Nestera f de fibra de coco
coconut oil Naceite m de coco
coconut palm Ncocotero m
coconut shy Ntiro m al coco
coconut tree Ncocotero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

coconut

[ˈkəʊkənʌt] nnoix f de cocococonut milk nlait m de cocococonut oil nhuile f de coco, huile f de noix de cocococonut palm coconut tree ncocotier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

coconut

nKokosnuss f
attrKokos-

coconut

:
coconut matting
nKokosläufer m
coconut oil
nKokosöl nt
coconut palm
nKokospalme f
coconut shy
nWurfbude f
coconut tree
nKokospalme f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

coconut

[ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt] n (fruit) → noce f di cocco; (tree) (also coconut palm) → palma di cocco (substance) → cocco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

coconut

(ˈkoukənat) noun
1. a large nut containing a white solid lining and a clear liquid.
2. its lining, used as food.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

coconut

جَوْزُ الهِنْد kokos kokosnød Kokosnuss καρύδα coco kookospähkinä noix de coco kokos noce di cocco ココナツ 코코넛 kokosnoot kokosnøtt kokos coco кокос kokosnöt มะพร้าว Hindistan cevizi quả dừa 椰子
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

coconut

n coco
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Quezon celebrates Niyogyugan Festival annually as the farmers' way of thanking God for their bountiful harvest of 'niyog' or coconut, which is the province's top agricultural product.
In this year's festival, aptly named after the province's plentiful harvest of coconuts (niyog) and the expected merrymaking (yugyog, or moving to a fast beat), tourists gamely joined the tagayan ritual amid the fiesta-like atmosphere.
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Langka); and Cavite (Niyog ES, Kalsadang Bago, Imus).
Paano pa mabubuhay ang mga magsasaka ng niyog niyan [How would coco farmers survive]?' Andaya said.
Jagannath temple public relations officer Laxmidhar Puja Panda said the chief temple administrator was informed about the case soon after it was first Daitapatis Niyog president, Ramkrushna Das Mohapatra, said he " regretted the incident", adding that such a thing should not have happened to a wellknown Odissi dancer.
The festival's name came from the words 'niyog' (coconut) and 'yugyog' (move to the beat).
Bale Dutung is located on the ground floor of a house Claude, who was an architecture student in UP, designed himself as a kamalig where, amid a variety of dining tables, his collection of old kitchen equipment (pangkiskis ng niyog, egg beaters, pangkiskis ng yelo and giant baskets and glass jars) and utensils are displayed along with his artwork as a "wood designer." Nearby, in an enclosed room are his fabulous watercolor paintings many of which are compiled in a handsome coffee table book, A Watercolor Journey, autographed copies of which we were lucky to go home with.
People who live in a tropical country like ours will most likely know the difference in appearance and flavor profiles between a young coconut (buko) and a mature coconut (niyog).
Targeted for completion in about four years after the delivery of easement, the 11.7-kilometer Cavite extension will connect into the existing system immediately south of the Baclaran Station and run in a generally southerly direction to Niyog, Cavite.
The dishes have unusual names, but its ingredients are familiar-dilaw (turmeric), niyog (mature coconut), urang (ulang, crawfish).