from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fan-leaved palm (Lodoicea maldivica) native to the Seychelles, bearing the largest seed of all plants, which is enclosed in a hard shell resembling a pair of coconuts joined in the middle.
- n. The hard-shelled seed of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tall palm tree, Lodicea maldivica, found in the Seychelles.
- n. The woody nut of such a tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as double cocoanut (which see, under cocoanut).
French : coco, coconut + de, of + mer, sea.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French coco de mer, literally ‘nut of the sea’, because it was originally known only from its nuts found floating in the water. (Wiktionary)