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koko

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
noun, plural kokos.
1.
lebbek (def 2).
Origin of koko
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; variant of kokko, of uncertain origin

Koko

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
noun
1.
born 1971, female gorilla, born in California: trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language.
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  • The best of her memories was her love for the little cadet koko.

  • That can surrounded the finest brand of koko Korn syrup, extra rich.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • While I was with him, a few weeks ago, he killed two koko bucks.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • But afterwards, when she saw her father and especially little koko (Nicholas), her resolve weakened.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Passing through Bunde Valley to-day, I saw a herd of nine or ten koko—a huge deer as big as a donkey, with longer legs.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd

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