The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish coco, meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.
AVOID THIS SELLER AT ALL COSTS!!!!! Poor quality coconut palms placed in boxes with no protection from plants sliding back-and-forth in shipment!! NONE. Paid $245 for 3 larger plants in larger boxes. All arrived so damaged from sliding around in the two boxes that they died within two weeks as had no usable parts of fronds left. Seller surprisingly has gone silent. THIS SELLER SHOULD BE REMOVED BY ETSY. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS SELLER!!!!