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coir

[koir] /kɔɪr/
noun
1.
the prepared fiber of the husk of the coconut fruit, used in making rope, matting, etc.
Origin of coir
1575-1585
1575-85; < Malayalam kayaru cord; replacing cairo < Portuguese < Tamil kayiṟu rope
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  • coir netting alone has proven ineffective at holding back saturated material in steep slope conditions.
  • The flow of water is slowed using coir logs in channel and via a terraced hillside comprised of coir blocks and native plants.
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coir

/kɔɪə/
noun
1.
the fibre prepared from the husk of the coconut, used in making rope and matting
Word Origin
C16: from Malayalam kāyar rope, from kāyaru to be twisted
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Word Origin and History for coir
n.

"prepared coconut fiber," 1580s, from Malayalam kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."

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