\ ˈkȯi(-ə)r How to pronounce coir (audio) \

Definition of coir

: a stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut

Examples of coir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coco coir is a fibrous natural byproduct of coconuts, prized as a growing medium for its ability to hold water. Luke Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Oct. 2021 Biodegradable coir matting fabric will be installed over the floodplain and banks to facilitate the growth of vegetation during and after construction. Megan Becka, cleveland, 5 Nov. 2021 Showcasing a red pickup with a snowy tree in the back, this coir mat brings holiday charm to your doorstep. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Nov. 2021 It's made from durable coir fibers that stand up to tough weather and shuffling feet. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Oct. 2021 At the bottom, ripe tomatoes are picked, then leaves and stems are stripped and the plant wraps around its coconut coir base. Luke Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Oct. 2021 This cute one is made with thick coir fiber and has a slip-proof bottom. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021 Buy bare root plants; At the nursery, look for pots made from compostable materials like coir, paper or cow manure. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 Workers at a similarly large cultivation facility in Boonton, N.J., operated by TerrAscend, put hundreds of plants into bundles of coconut coir in early 2021 to begin a four-month growing and drying process. New York Times, 22 May 2021

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First Known Use of coir

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coir

Tamil kayir̤u rope

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“Coir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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