coconut , cocoanut
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)
a the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cakes, curries, etc.
b (as modifier) coconut cake (C18: see coco)
n a solid form of coconut oil
n a sweetmeat made from desiccated coconut and sugar
n a form of coarse matting made from the fibrous husk of the coconut
n the fatty oil obtained from the meat of the coconut and used for making soap, cosmetics, etc.
n a tall palm tree, Cocos nucifera, widely planted throughout the tropics, having coconuts as fruits, (Also called)
coco palm, coconut tree
n a fairground stall in which balls are thrown to knock coconuts off stands