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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Topping choices include sprinkles, graham crackers, chopped peanuts, bacon pieces, shredded coconut and/or Oreos. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "New to Leawood: Donut shop where you can top doughnuts with bacon, ice cream, more," 29 June 2018 Here's why: Dairyless frozen desserts replace milk and cream with an alternative like coconut, soy, almond, or cashew milk. Julie Upton, Health.com, "Is Dairy-Free Ice Cream Actually Better for You?," 12 June 2018 Garnish with grated coconut or curry leaves and serve hot with rice or naan bread. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shrimp Malabar from Cafe India is a curry dish rich with coconut," 4 June 2018 While the original is down-tempo and heartfelt, R3HAB lightens the mood with a rhythm that tastes like coconuts. Kat Bein, Billboard, "R3HAB Gives Lauv's 'Getting Over You' a Tropical Remix: Listen," 2 Mar. 2018 Fold the egg whites into the coconut-cream mixture until fully incorporated. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 Make the most out of this sweet and savory coconut topping by pairing it with ice cream, yogurt, or oatmeal. Make soup: Heat large Dutch oven on medium-low. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spiced Fresh Tomato Soup with Sweet and Herby Pitas," 9 Oct. 2018 The heart of the perfume includes the scent of coconut, praline, and vanilla orchid. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Announced the Release of Her Cloud Perfume," 18 Sep. 2018 Box crab is arranged in a circle on a plate with seaweed, served with a rich double consommé made with the crab and seasoned table side by a server delivering the essence of coconut and coffee via eyedroppers. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 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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