coir

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

Definition of coir

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

Examples of coir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Falling Leaves doormat made of natural coir and grass, $36. Kara Nelson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "From Halloween to Thanksgiving, these versatile fall decor pieces will see you through," 6 Oct. 2020 Also called dry toilets, these act as their own processing facility, in which solids (including toilet paper) are deposited into a tank that also contains peat moss or coconut coir, a fiber from the outer husk of coconuts. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Portable Toilets Engineered for Emergency Relief," 5 May 2020 The succulents will arrive wrapped in coconut coir and planted in a two-inch biodegradable pot. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Succulent Subscription Service Will Send You Two Mini Plant Babies Each Month," 10 Mar. 2020 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Tough coir is great for that first scraping; try the ($24, ). Washington Post, "What you’ll need to be ready for winter, from 5 experts," 8 Jan. 2020

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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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“Coir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coir. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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