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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.]

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]

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]
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
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

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

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

coconut

[ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt] n (fruit) → noce f di cocco; (tree) (also coconut palm) → palma di cocco (substance) → cocco

coconut

(ˈkoukənat) noun
1. a large nut containing a white solid lining and a clear liquid.
2. its lining, used as food.

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

coconut

n coco
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