from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of coconut.
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- n. Alternative spelling of coconut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The nut or fruit of the cocoa-tree. See cocoa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
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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.
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.
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.
Cocoanuts contain a sweet liquid which is called cocoanut milk.
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 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.
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.
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.
Panka funeral the mourners bathe and then break a cocoanut over the grave and distribute it among themselves.
The Hindus think that the cocoanut is a substitute for a human head.