cocoanut

Collins
World English Dictionary
coconut or cocoanut (ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt)
 
n
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.  a.  the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cakes, curries, etc
 b.  (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
 
[C18: see coco]
 
cocoanut or cocoanut
 
n
 
[C18: see coco]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature