ko·​ko | \ ˈkō(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of koko

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : any of several araceous plants including the taro that are cultivated in tropical western Africa for their starchy edible roots
2 or less commonly kokko \ ˈkä(ˌ)kō \ [origin unknown] : lebbek
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of koko (Entry 2 of 3)

: tui
\ " \
plural Koko or Kokos

Definition of Koko (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a group of numerous aboriginal peoples of northern Queensland
2 : a member of any of the Koko peoples

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History and Etymology for koko

Noun (1)

probably of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Twi 3ko2 koko

Noun (2)

Maori

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“Koko.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koko. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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