Etymology
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coconut (n.)

1610s, "fruit of the tropical palm tree," from coco + nut. In reference to the dried, shredded flesh of the nut used in cookery and confections, by 1830. Meaning "the head" is slang from 1834. Coconut-oil is attested from 1829.

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Definitions of coconut

coconut (n.)
the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries;
Synonyms: coconut meat
coconut (n.)
large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk;
Synonyms: cocoanut
coconut (n.)
tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics;
Synonyms: coconut palm / coco palm / coco / cocoa palm / coconut tree / Cocos nucifera
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