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cohune

or cohune palm

[koh-hoon]
noun
  1. a pinnate-leaved palm, Orbignya cohune, native to Central America, bearing large nuts whose meat yields an oil resembling that of the coconut.
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Origin of cohune

1795–1805; < New Latin < American Spanish, of uncertain origin
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Historical Examples

  • Cohune-nut oil is produced from the nuts of the cohune palm, which flourishes in British Honduras.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons


British Dictionary definitions for cohune

cohune

noun
  1. a tropical American feather palm, Attalea (or Orbignya) cohune, whose large oily nuts yield an oil similar to coconut oilAlso called: cohune palm See also coquilla nut
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Word Origin

C19: from American Spanish, from South American Indian ókhún
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