Origin of coirPortuguese cairo from Malayalam k?yar, a rope, cord from Tamil k?yaru, to be twisted
The fiber obtained from the husk of a coconut, used in making rope and matting and as a medium for cultivating plants.
Origin of coirMalayalam kayar cord from kayaru to be twisted
OriginSee also: còir
From Malayalam കയറ് (kayar).
- The fiberous layer under the mesocarp is called the coir, and this fiber can be used to make everything from ropes to textiles.
- The condition can be controlled efficiently by adding compost or coir, creating a richer soil, or adding a little sand depending on the needs of the plants in that individual bed.
- There are factories for coir-matting.
- From the earliest notices the production of coir, the collection of cowries, and the weaving of excellent textures on these islands have been noted.
- In the United Kingdom, under the name of "coir" matting, a large amount of a coarse kind of carpet is made from coco-nut fibre; and the same material, as well as strips of cane, Manila hemp, various grasses and rushes, is largely employed in various forms for making door mats.