The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is an individual from the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the main types of the variety Cocos. The term coconut can allude to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the organic product, which, organically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an old type of the word. The term is gotten from the sixteenth century Portuguese and Spanish word coco signifying "head" or "skull", from the three spaces on the coconut shell that take after facial elements.
Coconuts are known for their awesome flexibility, as confirm by numerous customary uses, going from sustenance to beauty care products. They shape a customary part of the weight control plans of numerous individuals in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are particular from different natural products for their vast amount of "water", and when juvenile, they are known as delicate nuts or jam nuts and might be collected for their consumable coconut water. Whenever develop, despite everything they contain some water and can be utilized as seednuts or handled to give oil from the part, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the sinewy husk. The endosperm is at first in its atomic stage suspended inside the coconut water. As improvement proceeds, cell layers of endosperm store along the dividers of the coconut, turning into the consumable coconut "tissue". Whenever dried, the coconut substance is called copra. The oil and drain got from it are normally utilized as a part of cooking and searing, and additionally in cleansers and beautifying agents. The husks and leaves can be utilized as material to make an assortment of items for outfitting and enlivening. The coconut likewise has social and religious centrality in specific social orders, especially in India, where it is utilized as a part of Hindu ceremonies.