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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
coconut
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
coconut matting
coconut milk
coconut shy
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
desiccated
▪ However, don't feed your feathered friends very dry bread, desiccated coconut or salty food.
■ NOUN
milk
▪ Same tale, different teller, only coconut milk added.
▪ Stir in fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice and bring to a simmer.
▪ These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.
▪ Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
▪ Add coconut milk and plantains and cook until fruit is tender, not mushy, about 10 minutes.
oil
▪ Anyway, it consists of one enormous coconut plantation to make copra - from which you get coconut oil.
▪ It ought not to be coconut oil, but rather soybean or corn oil. 4.
▪ How best to ensure the policy of our little coconut oil cartel?
palm
▪ I stood leaning against the tall coconut palm tree.
▪ There are further villas built in typical thatched native style amid the coconut palms of the gardens.
▪ Vast stretches of white sandy beaches, most of them empty of people, fringed by coconut palms and mangroves.
▪ There were three coconut palms, twenty-eight people.
▪ A little grove of coconut palms extended behind it; a few fowls picked among discarded water jars.
shell
▪ Charcoal, wood chips, coconut shells and maize cobs are the only practical fuels at the moment.
▪ When he played football, he probably wore a chin strap made with a coconut shell.
tree
▪ The coconut tree is so beautiful.
▪ The distance be-tween us varied as each ship dodged occasional coconut trees and tall bushes.
▪ Except for pasting the occasional coconut tree with small advertisements for acupuncture, the hippies have done little to disfigure this beautiful spot.
▪ I had my hands full, but other than hitting one frond on a coconut tree, I was doing okay.
▪ The Mafia was as much at home in Britain as coconut trees or rattlesnakes.
▪ Directly ahead, a pair of stately old coconut trees burst into flame.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ shredded coconut
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As easy as tossing a coconut into the ocean or finding a fat man's belly with the suntan lotion.
▪ But there are the coconut chips.
▪ He canna climb up a tree for a coconut, he canna go up the mountain for wild bananas.
▪ Just inside the vestibule there was coconut matting, and seeing this Mum looked about then began to wipe her feet.
▪ My sister is looking for a recipe for haystacks, which are a vanilla-flavored candy with coconut.
▪ Remove from heat and add crumbs, coconut and nuts.
▪ Stir in flour and coconut and mix in dried fruit and chopped cherries.
▪ Thyme is sometimes described as having aromas of peppermint, nutmeg, tangerine, pine, coconut, and varnish.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
coconut

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.

  2. the cocoa palm.

    Syn: coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera.

  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] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
coconut

1610s, from coco + nut. Meaning "the head" is slang from 1834.

Wiktionary
coconut

n. 1 A fruit of the coconut palm (not a true nut), ''Cocos nucifera'', having a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed. 2 A hard-shelled seed of this fruit, having white flesh and a fluid-filled central cavity. 3 (context uncountable English) The edible white flesh of this fruit. 4 The coconut palm. 5 (context pejorative ethnic slur English) A Hispanic or dark-skinned person who acts “white” (Caucasian), allude to the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside. Compare (term banana East Asian who acts white English). 6 (context South Africa pejorative English) A black person who thinks "white" (European). Compare (term banana East Asian who acts white English). 7 (context New Zealand pejorative English) A Pacific islander. 8 (context slang English) A female breast.

WordNet
coconut
  1. n. the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries [syn: coconut meat]

  2. large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk [syn: cocoanut]

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

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Coconut (song)

"Coconut" is a song written and first recorded by American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, released as the third single from his 1971 album, Nilsson Schmilsson. It was on the Billboard charts for 10 weeks, reaching #8., and was ranked by Billboard as the #66 song for 1972.

In 1998, a cover version was released by Australian singer Dannii Minogue as a single, peaking at #62 on the ARIA singles chart.

Coconut (disambiguation)

Coconut may refer to the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), or to its fruit or the seed within its fruit.

Coconut may also refer to:

Coconut (album)

Coconut is the third full-length album by London-based band Archie Bronson Outfit and was released on 1 March 2010.

"Shark's Tooth" was the first single from the album and was released on 22 February 2010. Initial copies of Coconut featured an accompanying DVD of videos for each track on the album.

Coconut

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only accepted species in the genusCocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.

Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits for their large quantity of "water", and when immature, they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for their potable coconut water. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut "flesh". When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying, as well as in soaps and cosmetics. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. The coconut also has cultural and religious significance in certain societies, particularly in India, where it is used in Hindu rituals.

Usage examples of "coconut".

Here and there, the silvery foliage of a clump of candlenut trees contrasted with the dark green of the bush, and scattered coconut palms curved up gracefully to their fronded tops, sixty or seventy feet above the earth.

Casuarina, candlenut and kauri pine flourished in abundance beside breadfruit, sago plant, oranges, pineapple, sweet banana and of course the inevitable coconut palm.

Spike, his red Doberman, got into the act, and Johnson showed him how to husk the coconut with his paws by ripping the husks apart with his hands.

Not to be outdone, other handlers got their dogs into the act and soon all the dogs were growling, biting and tearing husks off coconuts.

Hamilton opined that we could go into the copra business: the dogs could husk coconuts faster than the natives.

McKirgen explained that we would be cruising down the coast all night and would arrive at Tassaforanga at daylight, where we were to land with the dogs, move inland to our assigned units and then come back to the ship to return to Coconut Grove.

The men swam in the warm water, the dogs waded in to retrieve balls or pieces of driftwood and then swam back to their handlers on the shore when the sun became hot, and the game of gathering coconuts and having the dogs tear off the husks began.

Captain Glassman watched the work crews and sipped at a hot mug of coconut milk laced with shine, feeling the warmth seep into his bones.

A local specialty, Thomas, jackfruit and chicken and tofu simmered in coconut milk.

The shade of the banyan gave him relief from the late afternoon sun, and the coconut, mango, and jackfruit trees that grew in abundance provided him ample nourishment.

After dinner, which was pretty amazingtwo herb-roasted chickens with oven fries, asparagus, mesclun salad, and coconut cakeKayla and I got out of there.

Groves of bamboo and coconut palm rose out of rice paddies like islands from a jade-colored sea.

Using the peanuts, tomatoes, and chilis of the New World and their own native palm oil, coconut, and dried shrimp, they concocted rich sauces for fish and poultry.

The floors were first of all laid out with about a foot of smooth, seaworn pebbles, brought by the women in baskets from the little beach where the ship was run ashore, and then covered over with coarse mats of coconut leaf.

Until recently these fats, coconut stearine and others, could be ignored by the reputable chocolate makers as the confection produced by their use was inferior to true chocolate both in taste and in keeping properties.