coquilla nut

co·​quil·​la nut | \ kəˈkiləˌ-, kōˈkē(l)yəˌ- \

Definition of coquilla nut

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

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History and Etymology for coquilla nut

modification of Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coconut

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“Coquilla nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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