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coconut

noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət\

: 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
:  the drupaceous fruit of the coconut palm whose outer fibrous husk yields coir and whose nut contains thick edible meat and coconut milk
2
:  the edible meat of the coconut

Examples of COCONUT

  1. The pastry is covered with shredded coconut.

First Known Use of COCONUT

1516
COCONUT Defined for Kids

coconut

noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-nət, -ˌnət\

Definition of COCONUT for Kids

:  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

noun co·co·nut \ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət\

Medical Definition of COCONUT

1
:  the fruit of the coconut palm having an outer fibrous husk with a nut containing thick edible meat and coconut milk
2
:  the edible meat of the coconut
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