Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of pinnate-leaved palms, of which the cocoanut-tree is the type, distinguished by the large fibrous-coated fruit, inclosing a single bony nut with three pores at its base.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Palmae — with one species - the coconut palm.

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  • noun coconut palms

Etymologies

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From Latin coccum ("berry, gall"), from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kokkos, "grain, seed, berry").

Examples

  • You could always tie up to the dock at one of the fishing camps, Costa de Cocos is our favorite.

    Hey Jim, or any one, I'm looking for place on the coast for my sailboat.

  • Jacques Cousteau called Cocos Island "the most beautiful island in the world".

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  • The .cc refers to the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory with a population of 600.

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  • The "Cocos" - as one fashionista called Chanel followers - were led nervously down a space-age passage.

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  • The "Cocos" - as one fashionista called Chanel followers - were led nervously down a space-age passage.

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  • The "Cocos" - as one fashionista called Chanel followers - were led nervously down a space-age passage.

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  • Aside from several regions in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, only villagers on a tiny South Pacific island group known as the Cocos, administered by Australia, were to have been able to see the ring-shaped corona, he wrote in a statement.

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  • Aside from several regions in Indonesia, only villagers on a tiny South Pacific island group called Cocos could see Monday's eclipse, and a partial eclipse was to visible in parts of South Africa, in southeastern India, and Southeast Asia, as well as the western part of Australia.

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  • Aside from several regions in Indonesia, only villagers on a tiny South Pacific island group called Cocos could see Monday's eclipse, and a partial eclipse was to visible in parts of South Africa, in southeastern India, and Southeast Asia, as well as the western part of Australia.

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  • Aside from several regions in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, only villagers on a tiny South Pacific island group known as the Cocos, administered by Australia, were to have been able to see the ring-shaped corona, he wrote in a statement.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

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