\ 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 This cute one is made with thick coir fiber and has a slip-proof bottom. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021 Buy bare root plants; At the nursery, look for pots made from compostable materials like coir, paper or cow manure. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 Workers at a similarly large cultivation facility in Boonton, N.J., operated by TerrAscend, put hundreds of plants into bundles of coconut coir in early 2021 to begin a four-month growing and drying process. New York Times, 22 May 2021 Grow five different types of sunflowers with this kit, which comes with strong seedlings, biodegradable cups, coir soil disc, and plant markers. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 13 Mar. 2021 The kit comes with four coco coir disks that create 1 quart of wet soil when soaked in 500 mL of water. Southern Living, 6 Mar. 2021 Falling Leaves doormat made of natural coir and grass, $36. Kara Nelson | Contributing Writer,, 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, 5 May 2020 The succulents will arrive wrapped in coconut coir and planted in a two-inch biodegradable pot. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 10 Mar. 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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