co·​pra | \ ˈkō-prə How to pronounce copra (audio) also ˈkä- \

Definition of copra

: dried coconut meat yielding coconut oil

Examples of copra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Animals that could not be easily poisoned or shot were lured with meat into a copra-drying shed and then gassed with motor-vehicle exhaust. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 Captain Olson told this story at the Hotel Argonaut: Smoke, which oozed through the hatches, betrayed a smoldering fire in the copra. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2018 Besides its exceptional beaches, there’s charming L'Union estate where visitors can discover some of the traditional local industries of the past such as vanilla farming, as well as witnessing the production of copra and coconut oil. Condé Nast Traveler, 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of copra

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copra

Portuguese, from Malayalam koppara

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25 Jun 2022

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“Copra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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