Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cocoa.

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Examples

  • High up in the cocoanut-tree Piang built his couch.

    The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy A Book for Young and Old

  • We are minus a chimney on this insinuator, but we are bettin 'on you and the reindeers just the same, to slip one over on us and come shinnin' down a cocoanut-tree with your pack.

    The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy A Book for Young and Old

  • He came; he spake his strange jargon of the asphalt and the caf├ęs; he sat under the cocoanut-tree, and vanished.

    Cabbages and Kings

  • On the sandy beach, with his back against a cocoanut-tree and the stubs of many cigars lying around him, Smith sat waiting, never relaxing his sharp gaze in the direction of the steamer.

    Cabbages and Kings

  • Yet all these people remained curious as to what might be beyond the distance, and a hundred years ago were fitting out exploring expeditions to search for Utupu, a Utopia from which the god Tao introduced the cocoanut-tree.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • There was a little canoe under a noble cocoanut-tree on the shell-strewn and crab-haunted coral beach, the roots of the palm partly covered by the salt water, and partly by a tangle of lilac marine convolvulus.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • You could not whisper anything to a cocoanut-tree but that the entire island would know it to-morrow.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • Here an iron pipe in the mountain-side tapped subterranean waters, and a hollowed cocoanut-tree gave them exit upon the sand where salt waves flowed up to meet them.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • Upon her neck, rounded as a young cocoanut-tree, was a necklace of pearls that an empress might have envied her, had they been real and not the synthetic gift of some trader.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • In Hana-teio a man in a cocoanut-tree gathering nuts was ordered to come down by Great Night Moth who was passing on a boar hunt.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

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