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copra

[kop-ruh, koh-pruh] /ˈkɒp rə, ˈkoʊ prə/
noun
1.
the dried kernel or meat of the coconut from which coconut oil is expressed.
Also, copperah.
Origin of copra
1575-1585
1575-85; < Portuguese < Malayalam koppara < Hindi khoprā coconut
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copra

/ˈkɒprə/
noun
1.
the dried, oil-yielding kernel of the coconut
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam koppara, probably from Hindi khoprā coconut
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Word Origin and History for copra
n.

dried kernel of coconut, 1580s, from Portuguese copra (16c.), from Malayalam koppara (cognate with Hindi khopra) "coconut;" related to Hindi khopri "skull," from Sanskrit kharparah "skull."

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