from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A feather-leaved palm (Jubaea chilensis) native to Chile, having a thick trunk from which is obtained a sugary sap used for making wine and a kind of honey, and widely cultivated as an ornamental in warm dry regions.

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  • n. A traditional Puerto Rican eggnog made with coconut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Jubæa spectabilis, a very beautiful palm of Chili, allied to the cocoanut, and growing to a height of 40 or 50 feet.


Spanish, diminutive of coco, coco palm, from Portuguese côco; see coconut.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Eggnog goes by the name coquito in Puerto Rico, where, not surprisingly, rum is the liquor of choice as it is these days for many eggnog lovers in the U.S.


  • Serve in little coffee or tea cups and sprinkle a little cinnamon over the coquito before serving.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • A little light went off in my head and now coquito pancakes are a mandatory staple on my Christmas morning table as well.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • If you find yourself in the same boat, or want to whip up a really fantastic batch of pancakes, just start by measuring equal amounts of unspiked coquito and pancake mix into a bowl.

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  • This happy accident came about when I found some virgin coquito page 151 while rummaging around in the fridge to find some eggs and milk to add to the pancake mix.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • I always keep some virgin coquito on hand; in the event some of the kiddies want a sip, I can happily oblige.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • Whisk about 2 cups of the coquito into the chocolate cream, then whisk that mix into the coquito.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • This past year, however, while I was looking through the refrigerator for milk and eggs to stir into some packaged pancake mix, I happened on a batch of virgin coquito left over from the night before.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • One year, at my Christmas tree–trimming party, I gave each of my guests an ornament for his or her own Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush; another year, I made coquito page 151 and gave everyone a pretty corked bottle to take home.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • Oh well, hopefully we'd all drink so much coquito that we don't know what it is we're playing anymore.

    Holiday Listening, Brainy Style

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