Cohune
Cohune Co*hune", n., or Cohune palm Cohune palm . [Prob. fr. a native name in Honduras.] A Central and South American pinnate-leaved palm ({Attalea cohune}), the very large and hard nuts of which are turned to make fancy articles, and also yield an oil used as a substitute for coconut oil. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cohune — [kō ho͞on′] n. [< Central AmInd name cóhun] a Central American palm tree (Orbignya cohune) with featherlike leaves and large nuts that yield an edible oil used to make soap …   English World dictionary

  • cohune — noun tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑cohune palm, ↑Orbignya cohune • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Member Holonyms: ↑Orbignya, ↑genus Orbignya …   Useful english dictionary

  • cohune — /koh hoohn /, n. a pinnate leaved palm, Orbignya cohune, native to Central America, bearing large nuts whose meat yields an oil resembling that of the coconut. Also, cohune palm. [1795 1805; < NL < AmerSp, of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cohune — /koʊˈhun/ (say koh hoohn) noun a pinnate leaved palm, Orbignya cohune, native to Central America, bearing large nuts whose meat yields an oil resembling that of the coconut. Also, cohune palm. {New Latin, from American Spanish} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cohune — noun A species of palm, , native to South America, producing large nuts. Syn: cohune palm …   Wiktionary

  • cohune — co•hune [[t]koʊˈhun[/t]] n. pln a feathery leaved Central American palm, Orbignya cohune, bearing large nuts that yield an oil used in soaps, cosmetics, etc • Etymology: 1795–1805; < NL < AmerSp, of uncert. orig …   From formal English to slang

  • Cohune — Attalea (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • cohune — co·hune …   English syllables

  • Cohune oil — is pressed from the seeds of the cohune palm, which is native to Central and South America. Along with other byproducts of the palm, cohune oil is believed to have been used by cultures in southern Mesoamerica since the pre Columbian era, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Cohune palm — Cohune Co*hune , n., or Cohune palm Cohune palm . [Prob. fr. a native name in Honduras.] A Central and South American pinnate leaved palm ({Attalea cohune}), the very large and hard nuts of which are turned to make fancy articles, and also yield… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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