What does coconut mean?

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ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nətco·conut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coconut, coconut meat(noun)

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

  2. coconut, cocoanut(noun)

    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 nucifera(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. coconut(Noun)

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

  2. coconut(Noun)

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

  3. coconut(Noun)

    The edible white flesh of this fruit.

  4. coconut(Noun)

    The coconut palm.

  5. coconut(Noun)

    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. coconut(Noun)

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

  7. coconut(Noun)

    A Pacific islander.

  8. coconut(Noun)

    (slang) A female breast.

Freebase

  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.

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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How to say coconut in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Walter Willett:

    There’s really no direct evidence that coconut oil is a healthy fat.

  2. Karin Michels:

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

  3. Liz Weiss:

    This luscious dessert makes 3 to 4 servings, and the ‘sprinkles’ on top— sliced almonds, chia seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut— arenutrient-rich as well.

  4. Gladys Fernandez:

    In Malaysia, the best is nasi lemak, rice cooked with coconut milk accompanied with red hot spicy sauce and fried anchovies with peanuts and cucumber and boiled eggs. It is usually for breakfast. A complete meal.

  5. 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.

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