- 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
- this seed
Brazil nutBrazil nut
- A tropical South American evergreen tree (Bertholletia excelsa) having large round woody fruits containing edible oily three-sided seeds.
- The seed of this tree.
Origin of Brazil nutAfter Brazil
fruit capsule(background) and opened capsule (foreground) exposing hard-shelled seeds
(plural brazil nuts)
- Bertholletia excelsa, a tree native to tropical South America.
- The nut produced by this tree.