[ 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
Words nearby coquito
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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.The Palm Tree Blessing|W. E. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for 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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