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 Water games at the pool; movie with popcorn and snacks; and arts and crafts in the design corner; and decorating sessions where kids learn to make fish and flower sculptures with coconut palm leaves is all part of the fun. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Organic virgin coconut oil is made from the nut or fruit of a coconut palm and is typically cold-pressed using a mechanical method of extracting the oil, rather than utilizing heat to saturate the oil. Zachary Visconti,, 14 Apr. 2021 Biscuit notes and a squirt of Key lime are accompanied by a rim of coconut palm sugar on the rim of the glass. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 29 Aug. 2020 In parts of Indonesia, people are making tetek melek, traditional homemade masks crafted from coconut palm fronds, hung above doorways to ward off danger. National Geographic, 9 June 2020 And vast plantings of mangrove, salt-resistant grass and shrubs, seagrape trees, and old growth royal palms, travelers palms, and coconut palms have made the island not just green, but increasingly resistant to natural erosion. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2020 Everyone was steadily getting tipsy from the toddy (the sap tapped from coconut palms) being passed around in coconut shells, and teenagers were flirting. Scientific American, 25 Mar. 2020 According to Madhava, a coconut sugar manufacturer, coconut sugar is considered sustainably grown as the coconut palm tree produces 50-75% more sugar per acre than cane sugar, while only using 20% of the resources. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2020 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, 5 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of coconut palm

1764, in the meaning defined above

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