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cocoanut

[koh-kuh-nuht, -nuh t] /ˈkoʊ kəˌnʌt, -nət/
noun
1.
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coconut

/ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a thick fibrous oval husk inside which is a thin hard shell enclosing edible white meat. The hollow centre is filled with a milky fluid (coconut milk)
2.
  1. the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cakes, curries, etc
  2. (as modifier): coconut cake
3.
(slang, derogatory) a black or Asian person who conforms to white culture at the expense of his or her ancestral culture, the idea being that, like a coconut, he or she is dark on the outside and white on the inside
Word Origin
C18: see coco
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