coquilla nut


co·​quil·​la nut
: the nut of a piassava palm (Attalea funifera) of Brazil having a hard hazel-brown shell much used like vegetable ivory by turners

Word History


modification of Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coconut

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“Coquilla nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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