cocoanut

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  • noun

Synonyms for cocoanut

large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk

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A ridge of volcanic mountains extends through the centre, rising into lofty peaks, and skirted by undulating hills and rich plains, where the cabins of the natives peep out from beneath groves of cocoanut and other luxuriant trees.
Nay, I meant no harm, Baloo; but only that thou art, as it were, like the cocoanut in the husk, and I am the same cocoanut all naked.
At other times he lifted his head and stared with swimming eyes at the cocoanut palms that reeled and swung in the shimmering heat.
Within the fence grew a number of lofty cocoanut palms.
Jerry had seen his mother so mishandled, and, ere he had learned discretion, alone in the high grass had been himself club-mauled by Godarmy, the black who wore a china door-knob suspended on his chest from his neck on a string of sennit braided from cocoanut fibre.
A sea swept up the beach, licking around the trunks of the cocoanuts and subsiding almost at their feet.
The bunches of human fruit fell like ripe cocoanuts.
The days went by, and she lived on the cocoanuts that had kept her afloat.
Surely, there were more cocoanuts afloat than dead men
Then she went on along the beach, panting and groaning, but resolutely seeking for cocoanuts.
A Paumotan, with a litter of new-born puppies in a basket, climbed into a cocoanut tree and twenty feet above the ground made the basket fast.
Two of the Aorai'S sailors, leaving a cocoanut tree to which they had been clinging, came to their aid, leaning against the wind at impossible angles and fighting and clawing every inch of the way.
She advanced along this corridor, leaving no traces upon the cocoanut matting.
The professor's corridor is also lined with cocoanut matting.
She ran down a corridor, which she imagined to be that by which she had come--both were lined with cocoanut matting--and it was only when it was too late that she understood that she had taken the wrong passage, and that her retreat was cut off behind her.