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co·co / ˈkōkō/ • n. (pl. -cos) 1. [usu. as adj.] coconut: coco matting coco palm. 2. W. Indian the root of the taro.

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coco, cocoa 1 †nut of the coco-palm, Cocos nucifera, and the tree itself XVI; now only in coco(a)-, coker-nut XVII. — Sp., Pg. coco, orig. playful use of coco grinning face, grimace, with allusion to the monkey-like appearance of the base of the nut. Appears first in latinized form †cocus, later †cocos. The sp. cocoa is due to an error in Johnson's dictionary, in which this word and COCOA 2 were combined under one heading; coker dates from XVII.

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Coco, river, c.466 mi (750 km) long, rising in S Honduras and flowing E into Nicaragua and then NE to the Caribbean Sea. Part of the Mosquito Coast region, and once the object of dispute between Honduras and Nicaragua, the middle and lower course forms the boundary between the two countries. The Coco River was formerly known as the Segovia River.