Cock"y(?), a. [See Cocket.] Pert. [Slang]
Cock`y*ol"y, bird} (?). [Cf. Cock, fowl; Yellow.] A pet name for any small bird.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Co"co(k"k), n. or
Co"co palm(k"k pm`).} See Cocoa.
Co"coa palm`(k"k pm`) } [Sp. & Pg. coco cocoanut, in Sp. also, cocoa palm. The Portuguese name is said to have been given from the monkeylike face at the base of the nut, fr. Pg. coco a bugbear, an ugly mask to frighten children. Cf., however, Gr. koy^ki the cocoa palm and its fruit, ko`i:x, ko`i:kos, a kind of Egyptian palm.] (Bot.) A tall palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera) as its fruit. It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree. It is widely planted throughout the tropics, and in some locations as an ornamental tree.
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