Definition of coco in English:



  • 1[usually as modifier] Coconut.

    ‘a coco palm’
    • ‘For the coco cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some seed heads, like those of the coco palm, are extremely heavy, so don't let them fall on anyone's head.’
    • ‘‘You eat it with the coco bread to soak up the spice and the juice,’ she said.’
    • ‘The towering coco colada is mixed with icy bits and chunks of fruits.’
    • ‘I reached in the box for my small tub of coco butter and vanilla pod cream.’
    • ‘The collection is crafted from plantation hardwoods and accentuated with exotic materials such as coconut shell inlay, solid teak and coco wood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lunch was quite commonly a patty and corn bread or coco bread from the shop across the road.’
    • ‘An official said that coco gel and coconut-water concentrate are being bottled and promoted in a big way as an alternative to colas.’
    • ‘For the black section, he used black woodchip coco beads with rhinestones to catch the light and contrast against the black.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 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).