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coco

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
noun, plural cocos.
2.
coconut (def 1).
Origin of coco
1545-1555
1545-55; < Portuguese: grimace; the three holes at the nut's base give it this appearance

Coco

[koh-koh; Spanish kaw-kaw] /ˈkoʊ koʊ; Spanish ˈkɔ kɔ/
noun
1.
a river rising in N Nicaragua and flowing NE along the Nicaragua-Honduras border to the Caribbean Sea. About 300 miles (485 km) long.
Also called Segovia.

Chanel

[shuh-nel; French sha-nel] /ʃəˈnɛl; French ʃaˈnɛl/
noun
1.
Gabrielle
[ga-bree-el] /ga briˈɛl/ (Show IPA),
("Coco") 1882–1971, French fashion designer.
Can be confused
Chanel, channel, charnel.
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Examples from the Web for coco
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  • After luncheon Perrine gave the order to Bastien for the phaeton with old coco to be at the door.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
  • I wonder if Bert's had anything to eat since he got the wallop on the coco?

  • A fund of entertainment is found in the displacement of every object not too weighty for coco to convey.

  • And yet Cameron gave Bert a crack on the coco and stole the code message!

  • coco knew well the precise instant when it is advisable for a cow-pony to forestall the wrench of the lasso.

    A Prairie Infanta Eva Wilder Brodhead
British Dictionary definitions for coco

coco

/ˈkəʊkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
short for coconut, coconut palm
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese coco grimace; from the likeness of the three holes of the nut to a face

Chanel

/French ʃanɛl/
noun
1.
Gabrielle (ɡabriɛl), known as Coco Chanel. 1883–1971, French couturière and perfumer, who created "the little black dress" and the perfume Chanel No. 5
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Word Origin and History for coco
n.

"palm tree," mid-16c., from Spanish and Portuguese coco "grinning face," on resemblance of the three holes at the base of the shell to a human face. The earlier word for it was the Latinized form cocus, which sometimes was anglicized as cocos.

Chanel

Paris fashion house, founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer and perfumier, who opened her first shop in 1909. The perfume Chanel No. 5 debuted in 1921.

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coco in Technology
computer
The Tandy Color Computer with a Motorola MC6809E CPU. The Dragon is a CoCo clone. The CoCo was as powerful as the IBM XT at the time it was made, and could run OS-9.
(1997-02-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for coco

COCO

contractor-owned/contractor-operated
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