coquilla nut

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From Portuguese coquilho, Spanish coquillo, diminutive of coco (a coconut).


coquilla nut (plural coquilla nuts)

  1. The fruit of a Brazilian palm tree (Attalea funifera of Martius), whose hard dense shell is used by turners to make ornamental articles.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for coquilla nut in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)