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Definition of "coconut" []

  • The fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed. (noun)
  • The large, brown, hard-shelled seed of the coconut, containing white flesh surrounding a partially fluid-filled central cavity. (noun)
  • The edible white flesh of the coconut, often shredded and used in food and confections or for the extraction of coconut oil. (noun)
  • A coconut palm. (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 "coconut" in a sentence
  • "The main system that has been developed is the rearing of bees under coconut trees (called “coconut complex agroecosystem”)."
  • "The word coconut comes from the Portuguese coco, which means goblin or monkey."
  • "The term coconut has been used to accuse someone of betraying their race or culture by implying that, like a coconut, they are brown on the outside but white on the inside."