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ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nətco·conut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coconut, coconut meatnoun

    the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries

  2. coconut, cocoanutnoun

    large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk

  3. coconut, coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nuciferanoun

    tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics


  1. coconutnoun

    The fruit of the coconut palm (not a true nut), Cocos nucifera, having a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed.

  2. coconutnoun

    The hard-shelled seed of this fruit, having white flesh and a fluid-filled central cavity.

  3. coconutnoun

    The edible white flesh of this fruit.

  4. coconutnoun

    The coconut palm.

  5. coconutnoun

    A Hispanic or dark-skinned person who acts u201Cwhiteu201D (Caucasian), alluding to the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside. Compare banana.

  6. coconutnoun

    A black person who thinks "white" (European). Compare banana.

  7. coconutnoun

    A Pacific islander.

  8. coconutnoun

    (slang) A female breast.


  1. Coconut

    The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish coco, meaning "head" or "skull", from the three small holes on the coconut shell that resemble human facial features. Found throughout the tropic and subtropic area, the coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many domestic, commercial, and industrial uses of its different parts. Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut "flesh". When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying; coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. The clear liquid coconut water within is a refreshing drink. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. It also has cultural and religious significance in many societies that use it.

Rap Dictionary

  1. coconutnoun

    A hispanic person trying to be white (like a coconut, they are "brown" on the outside but "white" in the inside.) Compare with oreo. Have also heard banana (Asian person "acting white") and apple (Native American "acting white").

Editors Contribution

  1. coconut

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    Coconut is so beautiful, we love to eat it together.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coconut in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coconut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of coconut in a Sentence

  1. Louis Booker Wright:

    All the fundamental concepts which make up the kind of people we are today had their modern conception in the Tudor and Stuart periods. For us, that's the milk in the coconut.

  2. Amy Kimberlain:

    Some of the alternative milks are not fortified with calcium or vitamin D -- and the same is true for plant-based yogurts, like those made from soy, coconut or almonds, while it's great that there are alternative products available for those switching to a more vegan diet, it's important to look for the fortification of calcium and vitamin D in these products.

  3. Karin Michels:

    Coconut oil is one of the worst things you can eat.

  4. Kevin Klatt:

    Coconut oil is half lauric acid, which is a little bit unique.

  5. Patricia Bannan:

    One of the reasons that coconut water is so popular, is because it’s naturally low in calories, and it has electrolytes, you want to look for a 100 percent natural coconut water. And, you want to look for one that has about 40 to 60 calories per serving.

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