the dried kernel or meat of the coconut from which coconut oil is expressed.
- Also copperah.
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How to use copra in a sentence
Under his netting the agent dreamed happily of big copra shipments and bonuses.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
Areca-nuts and copra are also exported in some quantities, more especially from Mūar.
After a stay of a day here, I sailed in a small schooner which carried copra from several of the Outlying islands to Levuka.Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines | H. Wilfrid Walker
When they are dried before the oil is pressed out they are known as “copra.”The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Crimpdom eyed and tempted me, but it was always with whales or seals, and never with pearls or copra.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for copra
the dried, oil-yielding kernel of the coconut
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