Definition of coconut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    coconut

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊkənʌt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊkənʌt//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] the large nut of a tropical tree called a coconut palm. It grows inside a hard shell and contains a soft white substance that can be eaten and juice that can be drunk.
  2. 2[uncountable] the soft white substance inside a coconut, used in cooking desiccated coconut coconut biscuits/cookies coconut oil
  3. Extra examples She broke open the coconut and drank its sweet milk. a bay fringed with swaying coconut palms huge bunches of fresh coconuts
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coconut