coconut co"co*nut, Cocoanut Co"coa*nut`(k[=o]"k[-o]*n[u^]t`), n. 1. the edible white meat of a coconut[3]; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries.

Syn: coconut meat. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the {cocoa palm}.

Syn: coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera. [WordNet 1.5]

3. The large, hard-shelled oval nut of the cocoa palm. It has a fibrous husk containing a thick white fibrous meat much used as food, in confections, and in making oil. It has a central cavity filled (when fresh) with an agreeable milky liquid. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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