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/kówkowbey/ [cf. DJE cocobey rough skin from Twi kokobé leprosy; the connection may be the rough surface of the pod or COCO; cf. also Haitian kokobe infirme TDKF]

n. a plant, Varronia bahamensis: 1920 (Britton 358). Cocobey has big pods that are cut in half and used to bail boats (Eleu).  = HARD-SKIN COCOBEY cf. BLACK COCOBEY, ROUGH COCOBEY (Gen.)

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-10 13:22
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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