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coquito

[koh-kee-toh]
noun, plural co·qui·tos.
  1. 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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Origin of coquito

1855–60; < Spanish, diminutive of coco coco palm < Portuguese côco coco
Also called honey palm, wine palm.
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Historical Examples of coquito

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

    The Palm Tree Blessing

    W. E. Shepard


British Dictionary definitions for coquito

coquito

noun plural -tos
  1. a Chilean palm tree, Jubaea spectabilis, yielding edible nuts and a syrup
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Word Origin for coquito

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