World English Dictionary
coconut or cocoanut (ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt)
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
[C18: see coco]

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