Coquilla nut
Coquilla nut Co*quil"la nut [Pg. coquilho, Sp. coquillo, dim. of coco a cocoanut.] (Bot.) The fruit of a Brazilian tree ({Attalea funifera} of Martius.). [1913 Webster]

Note: Its shell is hazel-brown in color, very hard and close in texture, and much used by turners in forming ornamental articles, such as knobs for umbrella handles. [1913 Webster]


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  • coquilla nut — [kō kēl′yə, kōkē′yə] n. [Sp coquillo or Port coquilho, dim. of coco, coconut] the fruit of a piassava palm (Attalea funifera) of Brazil: it yields palm oil and has a very hard, brown, ivorylike shell used in cabinetwork and by carvers …   English World dictionary

  • coquilla-nut — virvelinė atalė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos aliejinis augalas (Attalea funifera), naudojamas margarino ir šokolado gamybai. Paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Attalea funifera angl. Bahia piassava palm; coquilla …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • coquilla nut — noun nut having a hard hazel brown shell used like vegetable ivory • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Part Holonyms: ↑piassava palm, ↑pissaba palm, ↑Bahia piassava, ↑bahia coquilla, ↑Attalea funifera * * * kəˈkiləˌ , kōˈkē( …   Useful english dictionary

  • coquilla nut — /kɒˈkiljə nʌt/ (say ko keelyuh nut) noun the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell. {coquilla, from Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of coco coconut} …   Australian English dictionary

  • coquilla nut — /ko keel yeuh, kee yeuh/ the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery. [1850 55; < Pg coquilho, dim. of côco COCO] * * * …   Universalium

  • coquilla — /kō kilˈyə/ noun The nut of the piassava palm (Attalea funifera), whose mottled, dark brown endosperm is used by button makers and turners ORIGIN: Sp; dimin of coca shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • bahia coquilla — noun Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes • Syn: ↑piassava palm, ↑pissaba palm, ↑Bahia piassava, ↑Attalea funifera • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Attalea funifera — Coquilla nut Co*quil la nut [Pg. coquilho, Sp. coquillo, dim. of coco a cocoanut.] (Bot.) The fruit of a Brazilian tree ({Attalea funifera} of Martius.). [1913 Webster] Note: Its shell is hazel brown in color, very hard and close in texture, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attalea — noun unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America • Syn: ↑genus Attalea • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Palmae, ↑family Palmae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Attalea funifera — noun Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes • Syn: ↑piassava palm, ↑pissaba palm, ↑Bahia piassava, ↑bahia coquilla • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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