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coquito

[ koh-kee-toh ]
/ koʊˈki toʊ /
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noun, plural co·qui·tos.

a palm, Jubaea chilensis, of Chile, from whose sap a honey is prepared and whose small, hard, edible nuts yield a useful oil.

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Also called honey palm, wine palm.

Origin of coquito

1855–60; <Spanish, diminutive of coco coco palm <Portuguese côcococo
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Example sentences from the Web for coquito

  • The Coquito palm of Chile is a tree about fifty feet in height, with a spreading crown of leaves.

British Dictionary definitions for coquito

coquito
/ (kɒˈkiːtəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

a Chilean palm tree, Jubaea spectabilis, yielding edible nuts and a syrup

Word Origin for coquito

C19: from Spanish: a little coco palm, from coco coco palm
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