Definition of Coconut

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

Exact synonyms: Coconut Meat
Generic synonyms: Food, Solid Food
Substance meronyms: Cocoanut
Specialized synonyms: Copra

2. 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. Noun. Tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics.
Exact synonyms: Coco, Coco Palm, Cocoa Palm, Coconut Palm, Coconut Tree, Cocos Nucifera
Terms within: Cocoanut
Generic synonyms: Palm, Palm Tree
Group relationships: Cocos, Genus Cocos

Definition of Coconut

1. Noun. The fruit of the coconut palm (not a true nut), ''Cocos nucifera'', having a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed. ¹

2. Noun. The hard-shelled seed of this fruit, having white flesh and a fluid-filled central cavity. ¹

3. Noun. The edible white flesh of this fruit. ¹

4. Noun. The coconut palm. ¹

5. Noun. (pejorative ethnic slur) A Hispanic or dark-skinned person who acts “white” (Caucasian), alluding to the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside. Compare (term banana East Asian who acts white). ¹

6. Noun. (context: South Africa pejorative) A black person who thinks "white" (European). Compare (term banana East Asian who acts white). ¹

7. Noun. (New Zealand pejorative) A Pacific islander. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) A female breast. ¹

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Definition of Coconut

1. the fruit of the coco [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coconut

1. A tropical palm tree, cocos nucifera, that yields large, edible hard-shelled fruit from which oil and fibre are also obtained. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coconut

coconut (current term)
coconut cake
coconut crab
coconut crabs
coconut cream
coconut macaroon
coconut meat
coconut milk
coconut oil
coconut palm
coconut palms
coconut sound
coconut tree
coconut water

Literary usage of Coconut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"divine for (something) by bending the midrib of a coconut leaf. coconut cloth: ... fiber strip from the stalk of a coconut frond or ivory nut frond, ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"I. EXPERIMENTS ON ENZYMES IN THE coconut. *The following experiments were made in ал endeavor to discover if the coconut, like the castor bean and many ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Climatic conditions favorable for the coconut. The coconut makes on the climate ... End of a mature coconut. The nut sprouts usually from the largest eye. ..."

4. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"P coconut PALMS coconut palms are everywhere and should be treated with caution. Anyone who has heard the whoosh of a descending coconut knows how scary the ..."

5. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"coconut Oil or Butter.—This is a very abundant natural fat and is obtained from the kernel of the coconut, especially the two species Cocos ..."

6. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"In the Marquesas niu is not the usual name of the coconut, but it does occur ... The sense of top lies in the fact that the bud end of a coconut shell is ..."

7. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"No other seed approaches the size of a large coconut, and few seeds, if any, ... The germinating coconut has been studied in detail by several authors from ..."

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