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Definition of "copra" [co•pra]

  • The dried white flesh of the coconut from which coconut oil is extracted. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "copra" in a sentence
  • "At St Lambrecht the POWs performed road works, bridge work and repairs to rail lines (e.g. at Mariahoff Railway Station) etc. They also unloaded bags of copra from the rail trucks at Mariahoff and placed them in storage sheds for the nearby dynamite factory."
  • "The principal industry is the preparation and exportation of copra, which is very plentiful, although there is some little traffic in shark fins."
  • "One of the chief exports of the island is copra, which is the meat of the cocoanut, picked and dried at a certain stage of its growth."