the fruit of a piassava palm (Attalea funifera
) of Brazil
: it yields
and has a very hard, brown, ivorylike shell used in cabinetwork
and by carvers
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Word origin of 'coquilla nut'Sp coquillo or Port coquilho, dim. of coco, coconut