coquilho

coquilho
coquilho s. m. Coco pequenino da Índia, de que se fazem contas torneadas.

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  • coquilla nut — noun nut having a hard hazel brown shell used like vegetable ivory • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Part Holonyms: ↑piassava palm, ↑pissaba palm, ↑Bahia piassava, ↑bahia coquilla, ↑Attalea funifera * * * kəˈkiləˌ , kōˈkē( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Attalea funifera — Coquilla nut Co*quil la nut [Pg. coquilho, Sp. coquillo, dim. of coco a cocoanut.] (Bot.) The fruit of a Brazilian tree ({Attalea funifera} of Martius.). [1913 Webster] Note: Its shell is hazel brown in color, very hard and close in texture, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coquilla nut — Co*quil la nut [Pg. coquilho, Sp. coquillo, dim. of coco a cocoanut.] (Bot.) The fruit of a Brazilian tree ({Attalea funifera} of Martius.). [1913 Webster] Note: Its shell is hazel brown in color, very hard and close in texture, and much used by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coquillanut — co·quil·la nut (kō kēlʹyə, kēʹyə) n. The thick shelled seed of a Brazilian feather leaved palm (Attalea funifera), polished and used for decorative carving or turning.   [Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of côco, coco. See coconut.] * * * …   Universalium

  • coquilla nut — /ko keel yeuh, kee yeuh/ the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery. [1850 55; < Pg coquilho, dim. of côco COCO] * * * …   Universalium

  • coquilla nut — /kɒˈkiljə nʌt/ (say ko keelyuh nut) noun the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell. {coquilla, from Portuguese coquilho, diminutive of coco coconut} …  

  • coquilla nut — [kō kēl′yə, kōkē′yə] n. [Sp coquillo or Port coquilho, dim. of coco, coconut] the fruit of a piassava palm (Attalea funifera) of Brazil: it yields palm oil and has a very hard, brown, ivorylike shell used in cabinetwork and by carvers …   English World dictionary

  • co|quil|la nut — «koh KEEL yuh, KEE yuh», the fruit or nut of a Brazilian palm whose thick, hard shell is much used for carving or turning out objects on a lathe. ╂[< Spanish coquillo, or Portuguese coquilho (diminutive) < coco coconut] …   Useful english dictionary

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