Cohune-palm

cohune

[koh-hoon]
noun
a pinnate-leaved palm, Orbignya cohune, native to Central America, bearing large nuts whose meat yields an oil resembling that of the coconut.
Also, cohune palm.


Origin:
1795–1805; < Neo-Latin < American Spanish, of uncertain origin

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cohune (kəʊˈhuːn)
 
n
See also coquilla nut Also called: cohune palm a tropical American feather palm, Attalea (or Orbignya) cohune, whose large oily nuts yield an oil similar to coconut oil
 
[C19: from American Spanish, from South American Indian ókhún]

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