coquito

noun co·qui·to \-tō\
variants: less commonly

coquito palm

Definition of coquito

plural

-s

  1. :  a pinnate-leaved palm (Jubaea spectabilis) of Chile whose sap is used in making palm honey, seeds for sweetmeats, and fiber for cordage

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Origin and Etymology of coquito

Spanish coquito, diminutive of coco coco palm, from Portuguese côco — more at coco


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