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[koh-kee-toh] /koʊˈki toʊ/
noun, plural coquitos.
a palm, Jubaea chilensis, of Chile, from whose sap a honey is prepared and whose small, hard, edible nuts yield a useful oil.
Also called honey palm, wine palm.
Origin of coquito
1855-60; < Spanish, diminutive of coco coco palm < Portuguese côco coco Unabridged
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  • The coquito palm of Chile is a tree about fifty feet in height, with a spreading crown of leaves.

    The Palm Tree Blessing W. E. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for coquito


noun (pl) -tos
a Chilean palm tree, Jubaea spectabilis, yielding edible nuts and a syrup
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: a little coco palm, from coco coco palm
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