Coco-de-mer meaning

kōkō-də-mâr
A fan-leaved palm (Lodoicea maldivica) native to the Seychelles, having an extremely large seed enclosed in a hard shell resembling a pair of coconuts.
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The seed of this plant.
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A tall palm tree, Lodicea maldivica, found in the Seychelles.
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The woody nut of such a tree.
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Origin of coco-de-mer

  • French coco coconut de of mer sea

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French coco de mer, literally "˜nut of the sea', because it was originally known only from its nuts found floating in the water.

    From Wiktionary