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    scraping scooping till the husk

    I'm trying to describe something here, but couldn't quite manage. Here are my attempts:

    1. Man, that guy was so hungry he scraped the coconut fruit so much he almost ate the husk.

    2. Man, that guy was so hungry he scraped down the coconut fruit so much he almost ate the husk.

    3. Man, that guy was so hungry he scooped the coconut fruit down till he was already scraping the husk.

    4. Man, that guy was so hungry he kept on scooping the coconut fruit down till there were completely no more good parts left. He almost ate the husk.

    5. Man, that guy was so hungry he kept on scooping the coconut fruit for good parts until he almost ate the husk.

    6. Man, that guy was so hungry he scraped the coconut fruit so clean he must have eaten some of its husk.
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    Re: scraping scooping till the husk



    Just thought I'd throw in a picture as there might be differences in how people expect to eat a coconut fruit.
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    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    Here are a couple of possibilities, although there are many others. The husk is the the fibrous casing that grows around the actual coconut. The hard outer covering around the coconut meat is called a shell. Here's s video showing the difference between the husk and shell.

    Man, that guy was so hungry he scraped the coconut down to the shell.
    Man, that guy was so hungry he scraped the coconut clean to the shell.
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    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    I think the edible part of the coconut is called the flesh. He scraped the coconut flesh?
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    #5

    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    It's more commonly referred to as meat.

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    #6

    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    I do hear flesh used for green coconuts.

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    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    I wasn't really looking for the correct terms but rather the more natural sentence construction, although I appreciate pointing out the correct terminologies. What if we change the fruit to something more familiar like a melon or avocado?
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    Re: scraping scooping till the husk

    The sentences I offered would work regardless of the fruit.

    If you're asking for specific terms, you'd scrape the melon down to the rind, and the avocado down to the skin.
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