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Coco \Co"co\ (k[=o]"k[-o]), n. or Coco palm \Co"co palm\ (k[=o]"k[-o] p[aum]m`). See Cocoa.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"palm tree," mid-16c., from Spanish and Portuguese coco "grinning face," on resemblance of the three holes at the base of the shell to a human face. The earlier word for it was the Latinized form cocus, which sometimes was anglicized as cocos.


n. coconut palm.


n. tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics [syn: coconut, coconut palm, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera]

Coco, PR -- U.S. comunidad in Puerto Rico
Population (2000): 5803
Housing Units (2000): 1995
Land area (2000): 1.629045 sq. miles (4.219207 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.003005 sq. miles (0.007782 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.632050 sq. miles (4.226989 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18891
Located within: Puerto Rico (PR), FIPS 72
Location: 18.000597 N, 66.260826 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Coco, PR

Coco, CoCo, Co-Co, or similar can mean:

Coco (folklore)

The Coco (or Cuco, Coca, Cuca, Cucuy) is a mythical ghost- monster, equivalent to the bogeyman, found in many Hispanic and Lusophone countries. He can also be considered a Hispanic version of a bugbear, as it is a commonly used figure of speech representing an irrational or exaggerated fear. The Coco is a male being while Coca is the female version of the mythical monster, although it is not possible to distinguish one from the other as both are the representation of the same being.

CoCo (toys)

thumb|right|Coco bricks and figures are similar in design to Lego bricks. CoCo is the name of a construction toy produced by the Chinese company Tianjin COCO Toy Co., Ltd.

In 2002, Lego Group Swiss subsidiary Interlego AG sued the CoCo company for copyright infringement. A claims court found many CoCo bricks to be infringing; CoCo was ordered to cease manufacture of the infringing bricks, publish a formal apology in the Beijing Daily, and pay a small fee in damages to Interlego. On appeal, the Beijing High People's Court upheld the trial court's ruling.

CoCo (band)

CoCo was a Japanese pop group which consist of Mikiyo Ohno, Azusa Senou, Rieko Miura, Erika Haneda, and Maki Miyamae.

Coco (musical)

Coco was a 1969 Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by André Previn, inspired by the life of Coco Chanel . It starred Katharine Hepburn in her only stage musical.

Coco (robot)

Coco is the latest platform at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Humanoid Robotics Group, and a successor to Cog. Unlike previous platforms, Coco is built along more ape-like lines, rather than human. Coco is also notable for being mobile. Although there is ongoing research on the robot, the group has many robots dealing with human interactions. The Humanoid Robotics Group has planned to add more useful functions in the future, but have not set an exact date for such project.

Coco (album)

Coco is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat. The album was released on July 17, 2007 in the United States, debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200, selling 51,000 copies in its first week. It also became Caillat's best-selling album to date, selling 2,100,000 copies in the United States and over 3,000,000 copies around the world. Caillat supported the album with the Coco World Tour.

Coco (music)

Coco is an African-influenced musical rhythm that originated in Northern Brazil. "Coco" may also refer to the style of dance performed to the music, a kind of stomping.

The name "Coco" (Portuguese for " coconut") is a common Northeastern Brazilian slang for head, referring to the fact that song lyrics are often improvised. Coco is often performed with a repetitive musical beat and call and response singing reminiscent of Capoeira music. The music is commonly performed at traditional parties in the Northeast, such as weekend street parties and Carnival. Coco is also alternatively known as "embolada" (another slang word, meaning "entangling", referring to the fast, slurred, machine-gun style of singing).

The characteristic sound of coco arises from four instruments commonly used in its performance: the ganzá, surdo, pandeiro, and triangle. Performers also often wear wooden clogs, the stomping of which adds a fifth percussive element.

Coco (2009 film)

Coco is a 2009 French comedy film written, directed, and starring Gad Elmaleh. The film is based on a character sketch he created for his one-man show "La Vie Normale". The film earned $8.5 million in its opening weekend at the French box office, and went on to gross $11.7 million in the European market. Although it was a box office success, Coco was not well received by critics. It received only one star out of four from Première, Paris Match, and Télérama and two stars from Elle and Le Journal du Dimanche.

Coco (perfume)

Coco is a women's perfume by Chanel, introduced in 1984. It was created by perfumer Jacques Polge.

Coco (cartoonist)

Corinne Rey (born 21 August 1982) is a French cartoonist who publishes under the pen nameCoco.

CoCo (O.T. Genasis song)

"CoCo" is a song by American rapper O.T. Genasis. It was released as a single on October 27, 2014 by Conglomerate Records and on November 10, 2014 by Atlantic Records. The song's title and lyrical content explicitly refer to Genasis' love of cocaine.

Upon its release, the song noted a commercial success, peaking at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Coco (2017 film)

Coco is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. On August 15, 2015, Pixar confirmed the title of the film, inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, at the D23 Expo. It was also confirmed that the film will be directed by Lee Unkrich ( Toy Story 3). It is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2017.

Coco (2016 film)

Coco is an upcoming 2016 American musical drama film directed by RZA. The film stars Azealia Banks as a twentysomething female rapper from Brooklyn, New York who wants to pursue a music career. Coco also stars Lorraine Toussaint, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, MC Jin, Hana Mae Lee, and Common. The film is scheduled to be released by CodeBlack Films and Lionsgate.

Usage examples of "coco".

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I was in awe of Callista because she was an artist, and was consulted like a man, and strode around and shook hands like one as well, and smoked cigarettes in a short black holder, and knew about Coco Chanel.

Beyond the drooping pond apples are royal palms, coco plums, leather ferns and sprawling ficuses, ancient giants draped with moss, wild orchids and airplants.

For a long time he had been unable to understand why Coco should be kept, indignant at seeing things wasted on this useless beast.

As the nights were now warm, Coco was allowed to sleep out of doors, in the field behind the little wood.

But one morning Zidore had an idea: it was, not to move Coco any more.

Agents, these days, they look like corporation menbut Herrick was more showbiz than Coco the Clown.

They grabbed me, dumped me in this hole, and diddled with my coco so that I was about three steps away from being a vegetable.

The houses, or cabins, were surrounded by clusters of coco palms and growths of bananas, and a long curve of white beach, sheltered from the large Atlantic breakers that burst and exploded upon an outer bar, was drawn like a necklace around the semi-circle of emerald-green water.

He switched off the engine and Coco stopped his howling and gave me 4 friendly wag through the glass.

He started the engine and Coco froze immediately into his miniature wolf position, nose high, lips puckered into a small circle.

Chanel suit, which I personally knew to have been designed by Coco herself-many years ago.

The Countess was wearing an afternoon frock from the atelier of the new Parisian designer, Coco Chanel.

And I then told him of the coco sample which Poirot had taken to be analysed.

I accordingly secured a sample of that coco, and sent it to be analysed.