coconut palm

noun

Definition of coconut palm 

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

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His mother, Nursaule, scoops him from a crib engraved with pictures of coconut palms and joggles him on her knee while the doctor readies his shot. Time, "Life in the Most Polluted Capital in the World," 28 June 2018 Across from the swings was a basketball court, with a mural of adults and children playing in a tropical forest filled with coconut palms. Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker, "Without Inspection," 7 May 2018 The banks were thick with banana and mango trees and towering coconut palms. New York Times, "Taking to the River in Thailand," 10 Apr. 2018 Common ones include agave, brown sugar, cane juice, cane sugar, coconut palm sugar, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrate (such as apple or pear juice concentrate), honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup and high fructose corn syrup. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "What is healthier: natural sugar, table sugar or artificial sweeteners?," 6 Apr. 2018 Butlers deliver chilled towels, craft cocktails and light bites to the pool deck that is shaded by coconut palms and serenaded by local musicians twice weekly. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Best pools in the Caribbean, 2018 edition," 20 Feb. 2018 Within 2 miles of the dam, the lush rice paddies, coconut palms and banana trees that have characterized this part of southern India suddenly give way to a parched, bright red landscape, dotted only with scrub forest. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015 Dotted with thatched palapas and coconut palms, there are plenty of blue-on-blue loungers and umbrellas for a nap after a lap. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Best pools in the Caribbean, 2018 edition," 20 Feb. 2018 He's also determined to completely rethink dessert, eliminating white sugar and honey and replacing them with coconut palm sugar or fruit juices. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Haute Health Food," 22 Jan. 2013

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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