coconut
noun Date: 1516 1. the drupaceous fruit of the coconut palm whose outer fibrous husk yields coir and whose nut contains thick edible meat and coconut milk 2. the edible meat of the coconut

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  • Coconut — steht für Coconut Island, Insel Coconut Grove, Stadtviertel in Miami, Florida, USA Coconut Creek. Stadt im US Bundesstaat Florida, USA Señor Coconut, Pseudonym von Uwe Schmidt, Künstler Coconuts steht für: Coconuts (1985), Film. PTC Coconuts,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coconut — co co*nut, Cocoanut Co coa*nut (k[=o] k[ o]*n[u^]t ), n. 1. the edible white meat of a coconut[3]; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries. Syn: coconut meat. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the {cocoa palm}. Syn: coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coconut — ► NOUN 1) the large brown seed of a tropical palm, consisting of a hard woody husk surrounded by fibre, lined with edible white flesh and containing a clear liquid (coconut milk). 2) the edible white flesh of a coconut. ORIGIN from Spanish and… …   English terms dictionary

  • coconut — or cocoanut [kō′kə nut΄] n. the fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a thick, fibrous, brown, oval husk under which there is a thin, hard shell enclosing a layer of edible white meat: the hollow center is filled with a sweet, milky fluid… …   English World dictionary

  • coconut — 1610s, from COCO (Cf. coco) + NUT (Cf. nut). Meaning the head is slang from 1834 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coconut — For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • coconut — n. (also cocoanut) 1 a a large ovate brown seed of the coco, with a hard shell and edible white fleshy lining enclosing a milky juice. b = COCO. c the edible white fleshy lining of a coconut. 2 sl. the human head. Phrases and idioms: coconut… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coconut — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Coconut, noix de coco en anglais, peut faire référence à : Coconut, une chanson de Dannii Minogue, Coconut, une chanson de Harry Nilsson, Coconut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coconut —   Niu (for various kinds, see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it); pu upu u niu, punia, ōka a.   Parts: nī au, hā niu, poli, pani.   Also: wai o ka niu, wai niu (coconut water or cream); a a, a a a, hā a a, a amo o, a a niu, a a lole… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • coconut — co|co|nut [ˈkəukənʌt US ˈkou ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: coco coconut (16 18 centuries) (from Portuguese, grinning face ; because the bottom of a coconut, with its three spots, looks like a face) + nut] 1.) the large brown seed of a tropical… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coconut — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ desiccated (esp. BrE), fresh, grated, shredded, toasted … OF COCONUT ▪ bunch ▪ huge bunches of fresh coconuts …   Collocations dictionary

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