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cohune

(kəʊˈhuːn)
n
(Plants) a tropical American feather palm, Attalea (or Orbignya) cohune, whose large oily nuts yield an oil similar to coconut oil. Also called: cohune palm See also coquilla nut
[C19: from American Spanish, from South American Indian ókhún]

co•hune

(koʊˈhun)

n.
a feathery-leaved Central American palm, Orbignya cohune, bearing large nuts that yield an oil used in soaps, cosmetics, etc.
[1795–1805; < New Latin < American Spanish, of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cohune - tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivorycohune - tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
genus Orbignya, Orbignya - palms of southern Mexico to northern South America: babassu palm
cohune nut - nut of the cohune palm having hard white shells like those of ivory nuts