Coconut meaning

kōkə-nŭt, -nət
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The fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed.
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The large, brown, hard-shelled seed of the coconut, containing white flesh surrounding a partially fluid-filled central cavity.
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The edible white flesh of the coconut, often shredded and used in food and confections or for the extraction of coconut oil.
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A coconut palm.
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The fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a thick, fibrous, brown, oval husk under which there is a thin, hard shell enclosing a layer of edible white meat.
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A fruit of the coconut palm (not a true nut), Cocos nucifera, having a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed.
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A hard-shelled seed of this fruit, having white flesh and a fluid-filled central cavity.
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(uncountable) The edible white flesh of this fruit.
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The coconut palm.
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(pejorative, ethnic slur) A Hispanic or dark-skinned person who acts “white” (Caucasian), alluding to the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside. Compare banana (“East Asian who acts white”).
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(South Africa, pejorative) A black person who thinks "white" (European). Compare banana (“East Asian who acts white”).
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(New Zealand, pejorative) A Pacific islander.
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(slang) A female breast.
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Origin of coconut

  • Portuguese coco pumpkin or other object carved with a face used to scare children, goblin, coconut (since the three indentations on the base of a coconut suggest the eyes and mouth of a goblin; probably from Late Latin coccum shell cocoon) nut

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

  • From coco +‎ nut.

    From Wiktionary