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copra

[ kop-ruh, koh-pruh ]
/ ˈkɒp rə, ˈkoʊ prə /
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noun

the dried kernel or meat of the coconut from which coconut oil is expressed.

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Origin of copra

1575–85; <Portuguese <Malayalam koppara<Hindi khoprā coconut
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British Dictionary definitions for copra

copra
/ (ˈkɒprə) /

noun

the dried, oil-yielding kernel of the coconut

Word Origin for copra

C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam koppara, probably from Hindi khoprā coconut
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