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 an oil used as a substitute for coconut oil. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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

  • cohune palm — pašarinė atalė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Attalea cohune), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje ir Šiaurės Amerikos pietuose. atitikmenys: lot. Attalea cohune; Orbignya cohune angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cohune nut — noun nut of the cohune palm having hard white shells like those of ivory nuts • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Part Holonyms: ↑cohune palm, ↑Orbignya cohune, ↑cohune • Substance Meronyms: ↑cohune nut oil, ↑ …   Useful english 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 oil — noun semisolid fat from nuts of the cohune palm; used in cooking and soap making • Syn: ↑cohune nut oil, ↑cohune fat • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑cohune nut * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • cohune fat — noun semisolid fat from nuts of the cohune palm; used in cooking and soap making • Syn: ↑cohune nut oil, ↑cohune oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑cohune nut * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

  • cohune-nut oil — noun semisolid fat from nuts of the cohune palm; used in cooking and soap making • Syn: ↑cohune oil, ↑cohune fat • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑cohune nut * * * noun see …   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

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