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coquilla nut

[ko-keel-yuh, -kee-yuh] /kɒˈkil yə, -ˈki yə/
noun
1.
the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coco
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coquilla nut

/kɒˈkiːljə/
noun
1.
the nut of a South American palm tree, Attalea funifera, having a hard brown shell used for carving See also cohune
Word Origin
C19: from Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco coconut; see coco
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