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The Coco de mer is a palm tree in the Seychelles islands. One of the sailor who first saw the nut imagined that it looks like a woman’s buttock, that’s why called “coco fesse”.
The true source of the nut was discovered in 1768, till then it was believed by many people to grow on a mythical tree at the bottom of the sea. In the 16th century the nobles used the shells of the nuts to decorated valuable jewels.
Nowadays the coco de mer is one of the rare and protected species.