Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The nut or fruit of the cocoa-tree. See cocoa.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of coconut.

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  • noun large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He cut out the cocoanut from the shells day after day; and for long days and weeks he fed the fires that smoked the copra, till his eyes got sore and he was set to felling trees.

    MAUKI

  • A young pig was promptly despatched, and while he was being roasted among hot stones, and while chickens were stewing in cocoanut milk, I persuaded one of the cooks to climb an unusually tall cocoanut palm.

    Chapter 10

  • A young pig was promptly despatched, and while he was being roasted among hot stones, and while chickens were stewing in cocoanut milk, I persuaded one of the cooks to climb an unusually tall cocoanut palm.

    Chapter 10

  • He cut out the cocoanut from the shells day after day; and for long days and weeks he fed the fires that smoked the copra, till his eyes got sore and he was set to felling trees.

    Mauki

  • She rolls in the long soft grass, where the gold colored snakes are at play; she watches the young monkeys chattering and swinging among the trees, hung by the tail; she chases the splendid green parrots that fly among the trees; and she drinks the sweet milk of a cocoanut from a round cup made of its shell.

    The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air

  • Cocoanuts contain a sweet liquid which is called cocoanut milk.

    Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency

  • Plainly it would be unwise to venture within range of the arboreal hailstones without protection, for though our pith-helmets were of the best quality they were, after all, but pith, and a cocoanut is a cocoanut, the world over.

    The Cruise of the Kawa

  • The anthropoid apes can easily break a cocoanut with their teeth, and Guyot-Daubès thinks that possibly a gorilla has a jaw-force of 200 pounds.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The anthropoid apes can easily break a cocoanut with their teeth, and Guyot-Daubes thinks that possibly a gorilla has a jaw-force of 200 pounds.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • On the tenth day they go again and break a cocoanut, and each man buries a little piece of it in the earth over the grave.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV)

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  • Coco a nut is.

    May 18, 2010

  • a chocoholic?

    December 17, 2011

  • I read "coconaut"... Sounded like a dream job...

    December 18, 2011