coco

[ koh-koh ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ /
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noun, plural co·cos.


Nearby words

  1. cockteaser,
  2. cockup,
  3. cocky,
  4. cocky's joy,
  5. cockyleeky,
  6. coco de mer,
  7. coco-de-mer,
  8. cocoa,
  9. cocoa beach,
  10. cocoa butter

Origin of coco

1545–55; < Portuguese: grimace; the three holes at the nut's base give it this appearance

Coco

[ koh-koh; Spanish kaw-kaw ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ; Spanish ˈkɔ kɔ /

noun

a river rising in N Nicaragua and flowing NE along the Nicaragua-Honduras border to the Caribbean Sea. About 300 miles (485 km) long.
Also called Segovia.

Chanel

[ shuh-nel; French sha-nel ]
/ ʃəˈnɛl; French ʃaˈnɛl /

noun

Ga·bri·elle [ga-bree-el] /ga briˈɛl/, Coco, 1882–1971, French fashion designer.
Can be confusedChanel channel charnel

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British Dictionary definitions for coco

coco

/ (ˈkəʊkəʊ) /

noun plural -cos

Word Origin for coco

C16: from Portuguese coco grimace; from the likeness of the three holes of the nut to a face

Chanel

/ (French ʃanɛl) /

noun

Gabrielle (ɡabriɛl), known as Coco Chanel. 1883–1971, French couturière and perfumer, who created "the little black dress" and the perfume Chanel No. 5
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Word Origin and History for coco
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