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Noun: coconut  'kow-ku,nút
  1. Large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
    - cocoanut
  2. The edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries
    - coconut meat
  3. Tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
    - coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera

Derived forms: coconuts

Type of: edible nut, food, grub, kai [NZ], khana [Asia], nut, palm, palm tree, solid food

Part of: Cocos, genus Cocos

Encyclopedia: Coconut