Definition of copra in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒprə


[mass noun]
  • Dried coconut kernels, from which oil is obtained.
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    • Since the 19th century, Mafia islanders have depended upon copra, or dried coconut, as their primary export to world markets.
    • She was raised in a large two-story house that had a grocery store and a scale for weighing rice and copra and was shared with relatives.
    • The organisation, formed by the State Government in 1987, is engaged in procuring coconuts and copra and processing them.


late 16th century: via Portuguese and Spanish from Malayalam koppara 'coconut'.

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