Brazil-nut meaning

A tropical South American evergreen tree (Bertholletia excelsa) having large round woody fruits containing edible oily three-sided seeds.
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The seed of this tree.
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A gigantic (30-45 m or 100-150 ft) South American tree (Bertholletia excelsa) of the lecythis family, which bears hard-shelled, triangular, oily, edible seeds that grow in large, round, hard-shelled fruits.
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This seed.
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Bertholletia excelsa, a tree native to tropical South America.
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The nut produced by this tree.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brazil-nut
Plural:
brazil-nuts

Origin of brazil-nut

  • After Brazil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition