copra

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

Definition of copra

: dried coconut meat yielding coconut oil

Examples of copra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "SF police officer shot to death in gunbattle in 1968," 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, "Car-Free Destinations for Your Next Island Vacation," 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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“Copra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copra. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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