\ ˈkȯi(-ə)r How to pronounce coir (audio) \

Definition of coir

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

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Use well-draining, fertile soil with plenty of coir. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Grow Ginger at Home," 29 July 2018 Use well-draining, fertile soil with plenty of coir. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way To Grow Spicy Ginger In Your Own House," 24 Oct. 2017 The floating modules are made of an inert growing medium called coconut coir, made from coconut husks, which is rolled into tubes bound together with plastic mesh and frames of stainless steel. Patrick M. O'connell,, "A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think," 22 June 2018 Straw and sandpaper combinations were ruled out for the same reason, though a thicker coir fiber fared better. Mary Horlock, Longreads, "The Camouflage Artist: Two Worlds Wars, Two Loves, and One Great Deception," 21 June 2018 For their installation, SCAPE filled the elegant surrounds of the pavilion with low-tech materials used to combat erosion, like bundles of willow branches (collected and used by local fishermen), coir logs, and concrete blocks. Giovanna Dunmall, Curbed, "At Venice Architecture Biennale, U.S. pavilion tackles borders and citizenship," 31 May 2018 Place erosion barriers, such as coir rolls, on slopes to hold soil in place. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, "Garden workshops for a bountiful spring," 2 Feb. 2018 Use string, paper twine, coir (made from the fiber of coconut husk) or anything that the bines can grip well. Kym Pokorny,, "How do you grow your own hops for home brewing?," 7 Jan. 2018 Use plenty of compost and coconut coir in the soil. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Limited space? Try vegetable gardening in containers," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of coir

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coir

Tamil kayir̤u rope

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