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



    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊkənʌt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊkənʌt//
    jump to other results
  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