coconut milk


Definition of coconut milk

1 : a thick, white, milky liquid extracted from grated coconut after it has been soaked in boiling water

Examples of coconut milk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Place rice, coconut milk and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Spicy jerk pork pairs well with coconut-flavored rice," 19 Apr. 2021 Galinha à Zambeziana is a finger-lickin' feast of chicken cooked with lime, pepper, garlic, coconut milk and piri piri sauce. CNN, "The world's 50 best foods," 13 Apr. 2021 Chunked into Thai-style curries with a coconut milk base. Rachel Boller,, "What are the health benefits of sweet potatoes?," 23 Mar. 2021 Swapping heavy cream for coconut milk lightens and layers in flavors while maintaining that comforting and filling bisque characteristic. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "Weeknight-worthy recipe: Crab and Shrimp Coconut Bisque," 31 Dec. 2020 Case in point: Swapping out water for coconut milk results in plump, tender quinoa. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, "Embracing quinoa’s nutty flavor is the key to unlocking its potential," 14 Sep. 2020 Collas’s addition of coconut milk, white musk, and rose elevate a concept linked to childhood and add to the overall scent's comforting nature. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Spring’s Best Fragrances Are Big on Personality," 8 Apr. 2021 To a fresh cup of coffee, add two tablespoons of coconut milk and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil. Kim Luongo,, "Is coffee healthy?," 29 Mar. 2021 To prepare the peanut sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring coconut milk, curry paste, peanut butter, salt, brown sugar, vinegar, fish sauce, water and pepper flakes to a simmer, whisking constantly. Star Tribune, "Sunday Supper: Peanut Noodle and Pork Satay," 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of coconut milk

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of coconut milk was in 1698

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26 Apr 2021

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“Coconut milk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coconut milk

: the liquid that is inside a coconut

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