\ 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 Some people use coconut coir, which can be expensive on its own, or peat moss, which is not sustainable, according to worm experts. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Throw out that soak water and add clean water to be sure the coir is suitable for use. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 One local collector recommends a mix that is half seed starter mix, one-quarter coir chunks or chunky orchid bark, and a quarter small lava or pumice, or large perlite. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 And in order to be functional, your doormat should have a non-slip rubber or vinyl backing with a coir or burlap material that effectively wipes off the dirt from shoes. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Oct. 2021 In her moss creations, Mrs. Buzo uses coconut coir as the planting medium, over the usual base of drainage pebbles. New York Times, 26 Nov. 2021 Coco coir is a fibrous natural byproduct of coconuts, prized as a growing medium for its ability to hold water. Luke Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Oct. 2021 Biodegradable coir matting fabric will be installed over the floodplain and banks to facilitate the growth of vegetation during and after construction. Megan Becka, cleveland, 5 Nov. 2021 Showcasing a red pickup with a snowy tree in the back, this coir mat brings holiday charm to your doorstep. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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“Coir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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