• WordNet 3.6
    • n cocoanut large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cocoanut The nut or fruit of the cocoa-tree. See cocoa.
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In literature:

Their family god is Dulha Deo, to whom they offer goats, fowls, cocoanuts and cakes.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Oranges, lemons, pineapples, dates, figs, cocoanuts and spices are seen everywhere.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
Each one of the cocoanut trees in our garden had for me a distinct personality.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Not to be outdone in generosity, the islanders threw up to the sailors cocoanuts, fruits, and fish.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
He studied the hull of the cocoanut on all sides.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
High up in the cocoanut-tree Piang built his couch.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
I see a pitcher iv wan th' other day with nawthin' on her but a basket of cocoanuts an' a hoop-skirt.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
To this day one of the cocoanut-shell cups, or dippers, is a favorite drinking-cup of many.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Values of Coprah and Cocoanut-oil.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
At 4 the two yawls returned with a quantity of cocoanuts and Lt.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards

In poetry:

Alone with the shore and the harbor,
the stems of the cocoanut trees,
the fronds of silence and hushed music,
we cried for the new revelation
and waited for miracles to rise.
"Reconnaissance" by Arna Wendall Bontemps
And there the palms, the talipot with its lofty blossom-spire,
The cocoanut and the slim areca listening await
What sorceries of his trembling rays of equatorial fire
Will next be laid upon some lesser mate.
"In A Tropical Garden" by Cale Young Rice
Oh! would I were the ice man for a space,
Then might I cool this red-hot cocoanut,
Corral the jim-jam bugs that madly race
Around the eaves that from my forehead jut -
Or will a carpenter please come instead
And build a picket fence around my head?
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

The driver of a pickup truck that a witness reported traveling at speeds up to 100 mph collided with a power pole on Cocoanut Row north of Pendleton Avenue at approximately 2 pm today.
The award was presented last month at the annual Italian Affaire auction fundraiser at the Cocoanut Grove.
The Merino High School drama department will be presenting area students in "Cocoanut Soup at the Palace" by Thomas Hischak and "The SeussOdyssey," by Don Zolidis, Sunday, Nov 18 through Tuesday, Nov 20.
Inspired by The Stork Club, The Copa and The Cocoanut Grove, Club Swing is on the verge of shutting its doors.
Cocoanut Grove survivor talks about 1942 blaze.
Preserving the history of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire and NFPA releases its annual Firefighter Injury Report.