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Coconut   /kˈoʊkənˌət/   Listen

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

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"Coconut" Quotes from Famous Books

... was a good joke, this funny Chinago trying to cheat the guillotine. The mules trotted through a coconut grove and for half a mile beside the sparkling sea before ...
— When God Laughs and Other Stories • Jack London

... of a dozen or two native huts along the beach in a very pretty grove of coconut trees. Back of the village is a range of low mountains covered with tropical jungle. The main point of interest is a well constructed fort of stone, built on a small promontory that projects out ...
— Wanderings in the Orient • Albert M. Reese

... show you the view in front! The lawn with its flowering shrubs, tiny specimens of which we admire in hothouses at home; the grass as green (for it is now the end of the rainy season) as that of England in May, winding away into the cool shade of strange evergreens; the yellow coconut palms on the nearest spur of hill throwing back the tender-blue of the higher mountains; the huge central group of trees—Saman, {81c} Sandbox, {81d} and Fig, with the bright ostrich plumes of a climbing ...
— At Last • Charles Kingsley

... relics were old broken joints of bamboo, which the Malays use to carry their water in, some worn out cordage and a coconut, which had perhaps been left behind by accident. The traces appeared to be of so recent a date, that we conjectured the fleet was but a short distance to the eastward of the islands, and as the easterly monsoon had commenced, we were naturally in daily expectation of being ...
— Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia - Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 • Phillip Parker King

... Mareko the tautai, with a laugh, as he ceased paddling and laid his paddle athwartships, "'tis like to be a hot day and calm. So much the better for our fishing, for the water will be very clear. Boy, give me a coconut to drink." ...
— By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories • Louis Becke

... gentleman's monkey used to live. When I see him sitting on the table near the window and looking out into the street with that mournful expression, I always feel sure he is thinking about the tropical forest where he used to swing by his tail from coconut trees. I wonder who caught him, and if he left a family behind who had depended on ...
— A Little Princess • Frances Hodgson Burnett

Words linked to "Coconut" :   cocoanut, palm tree, solid food, copra, copra oil, coco, edible nut, Cocos, palm, food, cocoa palm, genus Cocos

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