What is coconut?


The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from 16th century Portuguese and Spanish cocos, meaning "grinning face", from the three small holes on the coconut shell that resemble human facial features.

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Some articles on coconut:

Coconut Sugar - Manufacture
... Coconut sugar comes in crystal or granule form, block or liquid ... It starts with harvesting or "tapping" the blossoms of a coconut tree ... Essentially, coconut sugar's form depends on the moisture content of the toddy ...
Coconut Pearl
... The coconut pearl is alleged to be a coconut-produced gemstone ... Claimed to be the rarest botanical gem in the world, the coconut pearl supposedly grows inside the coconut ... of much of the descriptive text and photographs used to illustrate coconut pearls on the Internet, writes that "several botany textbooks flatly state that coconut pearls ...
Coconut - Allergies - Topical Allergies
... Coconut-derived products can cause contact dermatitis ... Those known to cause contact dermatitis include coconut diethanolamide, cocamide sulphate, cocamide DEA, CDEA, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauroyl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium ...
... Sapin-sapin is a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert in Philippine cuisine ... It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top ... blancmange of several colored layers, sweetened and flavored with coconut milk" ...
Sustainable Flooring - Coconut Timber Flooring
... Coconut timber is a hardwood substitute from coconut palm trees ... Coconut palm wood flooring is cheaper than teak but the wood hardness is comparable to mahogany ... Coconut palm wood is made from matured (60 to 80 years old) coconut palm trees that no longer bear fruits ...

More definitions of "coconut":

  • (noun): 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
  • (noun): The edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries.
    Synonyms: coconut meat