One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1usually as modifier Coconut.‘a coco palm’
- ‘The Jamaican peasant not only produced food (yams, cocos, bananas, small livestock, etc.) for the local market but also produced other minor crops for export.’
- ‘Lunch was quite commonly a patty and corn bread or coco bread from the shop across the road.’
- ‘‘You eat it with the coco bread to soak up the spice and the juice,’ she said.’
- ‘The collection is crafted from plantation hardwoods and accentuated with exotic materials such as coconut shell inlay, solid teak and coco wood.’
- ‘Some seed heads, like those of the coco palm, are extremely heavy, so don't let them fall on anyone's head.’
- ‘Whether tubers are in the garden or in pots, water thoroughly after planting, and apply a mulch of your choice: bark, coco hulls, and straw all work well.’
- ‘Desserts are also funky, featuring items like Jamaican mousse, a fluffy mixture of chocolate and rum and something called coco quemado, a coconut milk pudding.’
- ‘The towering coco colada is mixed with icy bits and chunks of fruits.’
- ‘An official said that coco gel and coconut-water concentrate are being bottled and promoted in a big way as an alternative to colas.’
- ‘I reached in the box for my small tub of coco butter and vanilla pod cream.’
- ‘The Caribbean's colour intensity has not abated; however, the once lofty coco palms have been beaten at their own game by the heights of hotels and condominium blocks.’
- ‘For the coco cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.’
- ‘For the black section, he used black woodchip coco beads with rhinestones to catch the light and contrast against the black.’
2West Indian mass noun The root of the taro.
Mid 16th century (originally denoting the nut): from Spanish and Portuguese, literally ‘grinning face’ (because of the appearance of the base of the coconut).
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