- a tall, tropical palm, Cocos nucifera, bearing large, hard-shelled seeds enclosed in a thick, fibrous husk.Compare coconut(def 3).
Origin of coconut palm
First recorded in 1830–40
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Indeed the frequency of the coconut-palm was the only non-Malayo-Australian feature in the vegetation.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.
- a tall palm tree, Cocos nucifera, widely planted throughout the tropics, having coconuts as fruitsAlso called: coco palm, coconut tree
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