coconut milk

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Coconut milk.

coconut milk (usually uncountable, plural coconut milks)

  1. A thick white liquid produced by soaking the white inner flesh of the seed of the coconut in water and straining. It is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine for its aromatic property in curry and other gravy.

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  • Coconut milk is a distinct product from coconut water (sometimes called "coconut juice"), though in common parlance the two are often confused.
  • Like other plant milk, strictly speaking coconut “milk” is a misnomer, as it is not produced by lactation, though it has a milky (opaque, white) consistency.

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