coconut palm


Definition of coconut palm

: a tall pinnate-leaved coconut-bearing palm (Cocos nucifera) that grows along tropical coasts

Examples of coconut palm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located in the state of Bahia, this former fishing village tempts vacationers with its golden shores, swaying coconut palms, and bohemian vibe. Lindsay Cohn, USA TODAY, "20 warm-weather destinations to visit this winter if you just can't take the cold anymore," 5 Dec. 2019 Majorelle’s marble pools and channels reflect that tradition, along with an astonishing variety of greenery: banana trees, bougainvillea, bamboo, coconut palms, cacti, and water lilies. National Geographic, "Visit a designer’s oasis in the heart of Marrakech," 20 Sep. 2019 Sitting pretty on the west coast, Playa Kenepa is the Bentley of beaches with cliffs that shade the cove and warm waves that keep a beat with the coconut palms. Melanie Refffes, USA TODAY, "Shh! These are the best secret beaches in the Caribbean," 25 Nov. 2019 The coastal setting was ripe for a tropical tryst: coconut palms swaying in balmy breezes, moonlight reflecting off the St. Lucie River, sensuous flowers blooming at every turn. Nancy Moreland,, "Old Florida is alive and well in sunny Stuart, where the past won’t be forgotten," 29 Oct. 2019 Her product is made from just chilies, garlic, salt, coconut palm sugar and vinegar. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Why aren’t we eating the Southwest’s best chile?," 18 Sep. 2019 While sitting in the shade of a coconut palm on the lee side of the island, Tom King, the senior member of the land crew and an archaeologist formerly with TIGHAR, cites a reason that has nothing to do with aviation for a likely reef landing. Rachel Hartigan Shea, National Geographic, "Amelia Earhart search crew shares personal theories on her disappearance," 23 Aug. 2019 Baros Maldives is one of these, and a Maldivian entrepreneurial success story that started in 1973, being the third Baros Holiday Resort with 28 rooms on an uninhabited island that was previously a coconut palm plantation. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 He and his assistant, Spencer, planted most of the trees on the property: Dade County pines, royal palms, coconut palms. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Survival of Iggy Pop," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of coconut palm

1852, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2020

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“Coconut palm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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