coir

[ koir ]
/ kɔɪr /
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noun

the prepared fiber of the husk of the coconut fruit, used in making rope, matting, etc.

Origin of coir

1575–85; < Malayalam kayaru cord; replacing cairo < Portuguese < Tamil kayiṟu rope
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coir

/ (kɔɪə) /

noun

the fibre prepared from the husk of the coconut, used in making rope and matting

Word Origin for coir

C16: from Malayalam kāyar rope, from kāyaru to be twisted
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