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Definition of coconut noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the large nut of a tropical tree (called acoconut 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 coconut flakes coconut cookies coconut oil
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coconut

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