co·​co ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce coco (audio)
plural cocos
: the coconut palm
also : its fruit

Examples of coco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new owners have spent the last few weeks quietly readying the space, tinkering with recipes; the breakfast sandwich and jerk chicken sandwich are now served on Jamaican-style coco bread with a golden sheen of crust. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 The imagery includes a half man-half caribou figure, a whale’s tail, flying turtles, coco trees, a sandcastle, and other objects related to the island. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 Many girls would buy beef patties and warm coco bread from a tiny tuckshop on the premises—all food that I was forbidden. Safiya Sinclair, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 Ingredients 8 cups coco coir 2 cups compost 2 tbsp rock sulfate 2 tbsp kelp meal 3-4 cups water Directions Strain coco coir and compost through a fine mesh screen to eliminate clumps. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023 And as soon as the sun rises, there should be mangoes waiting for them underneath the coco tree. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2023 To make the limited-edition bottles (a collaboration with Dewar’s), Dugan leaned on Delray Beach’s imaginative 5150 Chocolate to source and roast Ghanaian coco. Ben Crandell,, 2 Dec. 2021 The 12 raised beds are a coco peat mix; the 50-foot rows are in the ground. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2020 The comprehensive package includes coco fiber growing wafers, instructions and recipes for making tomato salads and sandwiches. USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2019

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Word History


Spanish coco & Portuguese côco bogeyman, grimace, coconut

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coco was in 1555

Dictionary Entries Near coco

Cite this Entry

“Coco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Co·​co ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Coco (audio)
variants or formerly Segovia
sā-ˈgō-vyä How to pronounce Coco (audio)
river over 450 miles (724 kilometers) long in northern Nicaragua flowing northeast into the Caribbean Sea and forming part of the Honduras–Nicaragua boundary
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