[ ko-keel-yuh, -kee-yuh ]
/ kɒˈkil yə, -ˈki yə /
the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery.
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Origin of coquilla nut
1850–55; <Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côcococo
Words nearby coquilla nut
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British Dictionary definitions for coquilla nut
/ (kɒˈkiːljə) /
the nut of a South American palm tree, Attalea funifera, having a hard brown shell used for carvingSee also cohune
Word Origin for coquilla nut
C19: from Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coconut; see coco
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