coco-de-mer

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Etymology[edit]

French coco de mer, literally ‘nut of the sea’, because it was originally known only from its nuts found floating in the water.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkəʊkəʊdəˈmɛː/

Noun[edit]

coco-de-mer (plural coco-de-mers)

  1. A tall palm tree, Lodicea maldivica, found in the Seychelles.
  2. The woody nut of such a tree.

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