Etymology
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coir (n.)

also coire, "prepared coconut fiber" (used for making ropes, mats, etc.), 1580s, from Malayalam (Dravidian) kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."

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Definitions of coir

coir (n.)
stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut) } (==check: coconut,#s;
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