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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Not to mention natural ingredients like talc (with its asbestos concerns) and sodium coco sulfate (molecularly similar to sodium lauryl sulfate, even though it's derived from coconuts instead of petroleum) can be toxic. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Aug. 2019 The quick-service restaurant features salads, sandwiches, Jamaican and Caribbean entrees and snacks like beef patties, jerk wings and coco bread. Leeanne Griffin,, 13 July 2018 Crack open the fresh coconuts with a coco jack, or large sharp knife. Caron Golden,, 25 June 2018

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Coco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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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