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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British Dictionary definitions for coquilla nut
the nut of a South American palm tree, Attalea funifera, having a hard brown shell used for carving: See also cohune
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