The term coconut it has different uses. You can refer to a tree, to the fruit of said species, to a imaginary creature or to head of a person, to mention some of the meanings.

A coconut, therefore, can be a coconut tree. This plant species belongs to the family group of the palms and reaches a height of about 25 meters, with leaves that are segmented into lacinias (elongated and irregular strips) and flower clusters.

Coconuts grow in Beaches from tropical climateboth in the oceans peaceful and Indian like in the sea Caribbean. To develop they require high temperatures and a high level of environmental humidity.

Cocos nucifera

The coconut or coconut tree is a tree with a tropical climate.

Coconut uses

The coconut is used in multiple ways. its wood, for example, it is used in the construction sector. With the fermented sap, meanwhile, a brandy known as coconut wine.

The copra (pith) of the coconut allows the obtaining of a oil (the coconut oil). This substance is used to produce soap and margarine, among other items.

Use of the fruit

Two or three times a year, the coconut gives a fruit which is known by the same name. It is the size and shape of a melon and is covered with two bark (one of great hardness and another fibrous).

The fibers of the first bark of the coconut are used to make fabrics and ropes; With the second crust, utensils such as glasses and cups are made.


The pulp of the coconut is appreciated for its pleasant flavor.

Adhered to the second bark appears a white pulp that is highly appreciated for its flavor. This pulp o meat It can be eaten directly or used to make sweets, ice cream and other products. When crushed and mixed with water, the call is generated coconut milk.

Inside the coconut, there is also a liquid with cooling properties: the coconut water. It is a refreshing drink that is very popular in various nations.

The coconut, a monster that frightens children

At folklore from many countries, the coconut or cuckoo it’s a Fiction character that adults use to scare the kids. When a father orders his son to do something and the little one refuses, he can warn him that if he does not obey it, “The coconut will come”.

The name of this creature is linked to the fact that it is usually represented with a head similar to the fruit of the coconut. In fact, in colloquial language, the term coconut is used to refer to the head of a person (“Juan fell and hit the coconut”, “My coconut bites me because of the lice”).

Returning to the concept of coconut as monster, appears in many lullabies. The coconut is part of the set of child scarers, which includes other fantasy beings like the bogeyman or the boogeyman.

Disney and Pixar movie

Notably “Coconut” is the title of a film from Pixar Animation Studios Y Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture which premiered in 2017. and won two Oscars: to Best Animated Film Yet the Best Original Song (by “Remember me”).

This cinematographic proposal, directed by Lee Unkrich Y Adrian Molina, revolves around Day of the Dead, a traditional celebration of the Mexican territory. A music loving boy named Miguel travel to the “land of the Dead” and, upon meeting his deceased relatives, he reconstructs the history of his family.