Coconut – Word Origins 1

by Venkat

Coconut, a cousin of palm
Found on many beaches, calm

A native of our East Indies
Coquo to coco in Portuguese

Meaning a goblin or grimace
By black dots, a grinning face

From mid-sixteenth century
Borrowed in English literary

By 1613, was added a nut around
To make the coconut we found

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3 Comments to “Coconut – Word Origins 1”

  1. Venkat, you are a teacher at heart . . . a poetic teacher . . .

  2. A challenge I took on myself. Hope to work more on these word origins!

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