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coconut palm

a tall, tropical palm, Cocos nucifera, bearing large, hard-shelled seeds enclosed in a thick, fibrous husk.
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Origin of coconut palm
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for coconut palm
  • The plantation-grown coconut palm is relatively inexpensive and hardwearing.
  • Coconuts are not only a source of both food and water, different parts of the coconut palm can also be used for other purposes.
  • Now scientists have confirmed that exotic coconut palm trees can also devastate native birds and other species.
  • It occurs in high densities around the atoll, with the largest concentration in the coconut palm forest type.
  • There are small scattered areas of mangrove, coconut palm and swamp forest here too.
  • The coconut palm thrives on the coasts of tropical seas.
  • The residence consisted of several thatched buildings within the coconut palm grove.
British Dictionary definitions for coconut palm

coconut palm

a tall palm tree, Cocos nucifera, widely planted throughout the tropics, having coconuts as fruits Also called coco palm, coconut tree
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