[koh-kuh-nuht, -nuh t] /ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nət/
the large, hard-shelled seed of the , lined with a white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.
the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cooking, as a flavoring, and as a dessert topping.
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)
(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
1610s, from coco + nut. Meaning “the head” is slang from 1834.
noun 1. a vegetable butter made by churning coconut cream. noun 1. a solid form of coconut oil noun a solid fat obtained from lining of a coconut and used in making candles, lotion, soap, etc.
noun 1. Also called cream of coconut. a creamy white liquid skimmed from the top of coconut milk that has been made by soaking grated coconut meat in water, used in East Indian cookery, mixed drinks, etc. 2. a custard pie with shredded or ground coconut.
noun 1. a large, terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of islands in the South Pacific, that feeds on coconuts.
- Coconut ice
noun 1. a sweetmeat made from desiccated coconut and sugar