Pronunciation: (kō'ku-nut", -nut),[key] —n. 1. the large, hard-shelled seed of the coconut palm, lined with a white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.
2. the meat of the coconut, often shredded and used in cooking, as a flavoring, and as a dessert topping.
3. See coconut palm.Also,cocoanut.