Coconut



[koh-kuh-nuht, -nuh t] /ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nət/

noun
1.
the large, hard-shelled seed of the , lined with a white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.
2.
the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cooking, as a flavoring, and as a dessert topping.
3.
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/ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a thick fibrous oval husk inside which is a thin hard shell enclosing edible white meat. The hollow centre is filled with a milky fluid (coconut milk)
2.

3.
(slang, derogatory) a black or Asian person who conforms to white culture at the expense of his or her ancestral culture, the idea being that, like a coconut, he or she is dark on the outside and white on the inside
n.

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

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