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cohune

[koh-hoon] /koʊˈhun/
noun
1.
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
1795-1805; < New Latin < American Spanish, of uncertain origin
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cohune

/kəʊˈhuːn/
noun
1.
a tropical American feather palm, Attalea (or Orbignya) cohune, whose large oily nuts yield an oil similar to coconut oil Also called cohune palm See also coquilla nut
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish, from South American Indian ókhún
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