or cohune palm

[ koh-hoon ]
/ koʊˈhun /


a pinnate-leaved palm, Orbignya cohune, native to Central America, bearing large nuts whose meat yields an oil resembling that of the coconut.

Origin of cohune

1795–1805; < New Latin < American Spanish, of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cohunes


/ (kəʊˈhuːn) /


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

Word Origin for cohune

C19: from American Spanish, from South American Indian ókhún
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