Definition of coir in English:

coir

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Fibre from the outer husk of the coconut, used in potting compost and for making ropes and matting.
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    • The EPCH also plans to include a complete product group of floor coverings made of natural fibres including coir, jute, cotton, silk and wool.
    • Somewhere in between, a group of three old women in traditional attire - with big earrings - make coir from coconut husk using rusted machines.
    • The snail's protective coloration and small size make it hard to find in soil substitutes - bark, peat moss, cinder, or pieces of coconut husk, called coir - used to fill greenhouse pots.

Origin

late 16th century: from Malayalam kayaṟu 'cord, coir'.

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