: a stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut

Examples of coir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coir is fade-resistant, ensuring the unique illustrations and colors stay in great shape. Lee Alisha Williams, Southern Living, 15 Mar. 2024 While soil can be a substrate, many mushroom types grow where plants cannot: in wood, straw, coir and manure. Robert Johnson, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2023 This coir doormat has a medium pile and has a 100% latex backing to help keep it in place. Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Oct. 2023 While plants and trees grow in soil, mycelium grows in what’s called substrate (soil can be a substrate, but fungi often grow in a combination of wood, dung, coir or grain). Robert Johnson, Rolling Stone, 26 Oct. 2023 The kit also comes with pellets of coconut coir to grow your seeds in. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Mar. 2023 The coir is fade-resistant, ensuring the vibrant illustrations and colors stay in great shape. Lee Alisha Williams, Southern Living, 6 July 2023 Keep in Mind The coir, or coconut fiber, on this doormat is prone to shedding. Jamie Weissman, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 June 2023 Ingredients 8 cups coco coir 2 cups compost 2 tbsp rock sulfate 2 tbsp kelp meal 3-4 cups water Directions Strain coco coir and compost through a fine mesh screen to eliminate clumps. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Tamil kayir̤u rope

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coir was in 1582

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“Coir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coir. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

coir

noun
: a stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut

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