coco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish/Portuguese coco (grinning face) (due to the three holes in the shell resembling a human face).[1]

Noun[edit]

coco (plural cocos)

  1. Coconut palm.
    • 1992, Frances Temple, Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti[1], page 52:
      I turn round and round to see the high mountains, the thick coco trees.
  2. Coconut, the fruit of the coconut palm.
    • 1813, John Adams, “A Voyage to South America”, in John Pinkerton editor, A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World[2], page 355:
      The coco is a very common fruit, and but little esteemed; []
    • 2007, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, Frommer's Caribbean 2008[3], ISBN 0470145633, page 468:
      You might opt for a heaping tower composed of fried oysters, coco-flavored shrimp, fried octopus, and calamari.

References[edit]

  1. ^ coco” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

French[edit]

Name is ultimately from the appearance of a face in the coconut shell.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Italian, from Spanish. The fruit was originally referred to by the Spanish equivalent of croque-mitaine (bogeyman), due to the spooky face-like appearance of the three dots at the end of the shell, which developed in coco.

As in English, the fruit was originally referred to as coco (in the 16th century), but in the 17th (as in English) it became usual to refer to it as a nut, in the form noix de coco (coconut).

Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. Fruit of the coconut palm, also called noix de coco
  2. A kind of bean.
  3. (slang) Motor fuel.
  4. (dated) A type of licorice drink, by analogy with coconut milk.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Duplication of initial co-

Noun[edit]

coco m, f (plural cocos)

  1. (informal) Commie (masculine)
  2. (slang) cocaine (feminine)

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps by contraction of cocorico (cock-a-doodle-do).

Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. (informal, dated) infantile name for egg
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Noun[edit]

coco m, f (plural cocos)

  1. (informal) Friendly, joking term for a friend; pal, mate, buddy.
    Salut, coco !
    G’day mate!
  2. (informal, pejorative) Aggressive, disdainful term of address, usually preceded by mon, ma, or mes. Roughly punk or buddy, as in “You wanna try, punk?”, or “Hey buddy, what do you think you’re doing?”
    Toi, mon coco, tu vas passer un sale quart d’heure !
    You, buddy, are going to have a miserable quarter hour!
    Vous ne perdez rien pour attendre, mes cocos !
    You’re not losing anything by waiting, punks!

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. (informal) egg, eggy

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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

present active cocō, present infinitive cocere, perfect active coxī, supine coctum

  1. Alternative form of coquō

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Noun[edit]

cocō

  1. dative singular of cocus
  2. ablative singular of cocus

Portuguese[edit]

coco

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

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Spanish[edit]

coco

Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. coconut
  2. (colloquial) head (because of a slight resemblance to a head); brain
  3. (colloquial, Chile) testicle
  4. bogeyman

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