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 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. Washington Post, "Winter cacti are hard to name but easy to grow," 17 Dec. 2019 Plant them in a coarse, well-draining soil mix with lots of coir and sphagnum moss. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "These flowering houseplants add cheer to colder Alaska months," 31 Oct. 2019 Use well-draining, fertile soil with plenty of coir. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Grow Ginger at Home," 29 July 2018 One of the key ingredients is coconut coir, the brown hairy stuff on the outside of a coconut. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Local businesses recognized by Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs," 20 Aug. 2019 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 Ginger at Home," 29 July 2018 Use well-draining, fertile soil with plenty of coir. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Grow Ginger at Home," 29 July 2018

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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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Last Updated

10 Jan 2020

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“Coir.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coirs. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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