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 The Buccaneer Club Located in a 19th-century farmhouse, The Buccaneer Club serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a garden oasis draped in bougainvillea and coconut palms. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2024 In the shade of a coconut palm, Chandrika tilts her smartphone screen to avoid the sun’s glare. Time, 27 July 2023 More beach vacation ideas 01 Punalu’u Beach, Hawaii, U.S. Located on the southeastern Kaʻū coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, Punalu’u Beach is a popular place for sunbathers to sprawl out between coconut palms and the Pacific coastline. Steven Casale, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2023 Among the stars who have patronized resorts located throughout the country’s 26 atolls of coral sand and luminous aquamarine water, surreal marine megafauna and lush coconut palms are Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Orlando Bloom, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, to name just a few. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2023 Motu Rauoro, French Polynesia Motu Rauoro in French Polynesia is the picture-perfect image of a private island, filled with towering coconut palms, lagoons, shallow turquoise water, and white-sand beaches. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2023 Gator Gully, designed primarily for a kiddie crowd, now includes sprayers that resemble coconut palms, a butterfly structure, a water dragon and new gator sculptures for in-water seating. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023 Palm sugar is not the same as coconut palm sugar. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Conventionally, vaatte is made from either coconut palm sap, cashew apple or other fruits. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coconut palm was in 1764

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“Coconut palm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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coconut palm

: a tall palm that grows along tropical coasts and produces coconuts

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