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coconut

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noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət\

Simple Definition of coconut

  • : a large fruit that has a thick shell with white flesh and liquid inside it and that grows on a palm tree

  • : the white flesh of a coconut

Full Definition of coconut

  1. 1 :  the drupaceous fruit of the coconut palm whose outer fibrous husk yields coir and whose nut contains thick edible meat and coconut milk

  2. 2 :  the edible meat of the coconut

Examples of coconut

  1. The pastry is covered with shredded coconut.



1516

First Known Use of coconut

1516



COCONUT Defined for Kids

coconut

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noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-nət, -ˌnət\

Definition of coconut

  1. :  a large nutlike fruit that has a thick husk with white flesh and a watery liquid inside it and that grows on a tall tropical palm (coconut palm)




Medical Dictionary

coconut

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noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət\

Medical Definition of coconut

  1. 1:  the fruit of the coconut palm having an outer fibrous husk with a nut containing thick edible meat and coconut milk

  2. 2:  the edible meat of the coconut





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