Definition of coir in English:

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coir

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔɪə/

noun

[mass noun]
Fibre from the outer husk of the coconut, used in potting compost and for making ropes and matting.
Example sentences
  • 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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