cohune

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cohune tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cohune A Central and South American pinnate-leaved palm (Attalea cohune), the very large and hard nuts of which are turned to make fancy articles, and also yield an oil used as a substitute for coconut oil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cohune A pinnately leaved palm, Attalea Cohune, native of Central America. The fruit yields oil and is used in the same manner as the ivory-nut for turning small articles. See Attalea and corozo, 1.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. a native name in Honduras

Usage

In literature:

Define the uses of partridge canes and cohune oil.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
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