coconut

noun
co·​co·​nut | \ ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət How to pronounce coconut (audio) \

Definition of coconut

1 : the drupaceous fruit of the coconut palm whose outer fibrous husk yields coir and whose nut contains thick edible meat and, in the fresh fruit, a clear liquid (see coconut water)
2 : the edible meat of the coconut

Examples of coconut in a Sentence

The pastry is covered with shredded coconut.

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The chain, with five South Florida locations as well as spots in New York City and Denver, serves kava in coconut shells. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Kavasutra Kava Bar serves its libations with a side of sexism and transphobia that has social media enraged," 10 July 2018 Guests dine on homemade coconut yogurt and salmon smoked over a fire pit on the beach. Fortune, "A $4,600 Ticket to This Networking Experiment Excludes All Men and Includes Only Heavily Vetted Women," 1 July 2018 Guests dine on homemade coconut yogurt and salmon smoked over a fire pit on the beach. Kati Pohjanpalo, Bloomberg.com, "A $4,600 Ticket to Networking Excludes All Men, and Some Women," 1 July 2018 That’s what a group of Colombian students have done, devising a wool alternative made from hemp and coconut fibers treated with mushroom enzymes. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "What Will It Take To Make Vegan Wool?," 29 June 2018 Just thinking about the dishes that will accompany the chicken is making our stomachs growl: Tomato feta salad, sautéed fresh corn, guacamole and then s'mores with homemade toasted coconut marshmallows and flag cake to round out the feast. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Is Ina Garten's Entire Fourth of July Menu," 28 June 2018 Soy and coconut aminos include building blocks like tryptophan and arginine that are essential to the formation of muscles and that supposedly remove toxins from our bodies. Kyle Beechey, Bon Appetit, "The Mysterious Hippie Food Brand That's Never Let Me Down," 27 June 2018 Meals run the gamut from vegan-friendly coconut chana masala to Paleoats, which contain no real oats and are therefore paleo-approved. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "This Is the Golden Age of Backpacking Food," 27 June 2018 The Fluffiest Royal Icing Makes about five cups, enough for about five dozen small cookies 1/3 cup meringue powder 2/3 cup warm water 7 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or other flavoring, like coconut or almond extracts 1. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of coconut

1516, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coconut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coconut

: a large fruit that has a thick shell with white flesh and liquid inside it and that grows on a palm tree
: the white flesh of a coconut

coconut

noun
co·​co·​nut | \ ˈkō-kə-nət How to pronounce coconut (audio) , -ˌnət\

Kids Definition of coconut

: a large nutlike fruit that has a thick husk with white flesh and a watery liquid inside it and that grows on a tall tropical palm ( coconut palm )

coconut

noun
co·​co·​nut | \ ˈkō-kə-(ˌ)nət How to pronounce coconut (audio) \

Medical Definition of coconut

1 : the fruit of the coconut palm having an outer fibrous husk with a nut containing thick edible meat and coconut milk
2 : the edible meat of the coconut

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