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cohune


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cohune  \Co*hune"\,  n.,  or  Cohune  palm  \Cohune  palm\  .  [Prob.  fr 
  a  native  name  in  Honduras.] 
  A  Central  and  South  American  pinnate-leaved  palm  ({Attalea 
  cohune}),  the  very  large  and  hard  nuts  of  which  are  turned  to 
  make  fancy  articles,  and  also  yield  an  oil  used  as  a 
  substitute  for  coconut  oil. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cohune 
  n  :  tropical  American  feather  palm  whose  large  nuts  yield 
  valuable  oil  and  a  kind  of  vegetable  ivory  [syn:  {cohune 
  palm},  {Orbignya  cohune}] 




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