Coconut

Coconuts hanging on coconut palm tree

Cocos nucifera

Coconut (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • cocoanut (dated)

Etymology

From coco +‎ nut.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊ.kə.nʌt/, [ˈkʰoʊ̯.kə.nʌt]
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊ.kə.nʌt/, [ˈkʰəʉ̯.kə.nʌt]
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Noun

coconut (countable and uncountable, plural coconuts)

  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.
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