coconut palm


Definition of coconut palm

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A taste of wacky Minnesota State Fair beer, elsewhere," 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, "From evil eyes to sacred hearts, a look at lucky charms around the world," 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, "Dreaming of Your Next Caribbean Escape? Sharks and Stingrays Are Waiting at This Private Island Belize Resort," 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, "How Disaster Aid Ravaged an Island People," 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, "Is Coconut Sugar Healthy? Here's Everything You Need to Know, According to Our Nutritionist," 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, "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

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First Known Use of coconut palm

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Coconut palm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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