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]

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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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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

cocō ‎(present infinitive cocere, perfect active coxī, supine coctum); third conjugation

  1. Alternative form of coquō

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of coco (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cocō cocis cocit cocimus cocitis cocunt
imperfect cocēbam cocēbās cocēbat cocēbāmus cocēbātis cocēbant
future cocam cocēs cocet cocēmus cocētis cocent
perfect coxī coxistī coxit coximus coxistis coxērunt, coxēre
pluperfect coxeram coxerās coxerat coxerāmus coxerātis coxerant
future perfect coxerō coxeris coxerit coxerimus coxeritis coxerint
passive present cocor coceris, cocere cocitur cocimur cociminī cocuntur
imperfect cocēbar cocēbāris, cocēbāre cocēbātur cocēbāmur cocēbāminī cocēbantur
future cocar cocēris, cocēre cocētur cocēmur cocēminī cocentur
perfect coctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect coctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect coctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cocam cocās cocat cocāmus cocātis cocant
imperfect cocerem cocerēs coceret cocerēmus cocerētis cocerent
perfect coxerim coxerīs coxerit coxerīmus coxerītis coxerint
pluperfect coxissem coxissēs coxisset coxissēmus coxissētis coxissent
passive present cocar cocāris, cocāre cocātur cocāmur cocāminī cocantur
imperfect cocerer cocerēris, cocerēre cocerētur cocerēmur cocerēminī cocerentur
perfect coctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect coctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present coce cocite
future cocitō cocitō cocitōte cocuntō
passive present cocere cociminī
future cocitor cocitor cocuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cocere coxisse coctūrus esse cocī coctus esse coctum īrī
participles cocēns coctūrus coctus cocendus

Noun[edit]

cocō

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

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Compare French coco.

Noun[edit]

coco m (plural cocos)

  1. (Jersey, informal) egg, eggy

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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
  5. (bacteriology) coccus

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