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Coconut Cocos nucifera Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Coconut 
Scientific Name(s): Cocos nucifera 
Common Name(s): Kokospalme, coco-da-bahia, coco-da-praia, coconut palm, cocotero, cocotier, copra, coqueiro, coqueiro-da-bahia, coqueiro-da-praia, khopar, mnazi, nariyal 
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Description: A coconut (without husk) consists of a fibrous shell that is hard, woody, and brown, and that may or may not contain liquid (milk). A coconut will have three "eyes" on one end and it is through one of these eyes that a shoot may emerge if there is germination. Coconut (with husk) consists of a fibrous husk which encases the shell, that may be green to reddish brown in color, becoming grey as the coconut matures. Some varieties may have ivory colored husks. 
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