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  • n. The brazil nut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Brazilian name for the lofty myrtaceous tree (Bertholetia excelsa) which produces the large seeds known as Brazil nuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Brazil-nut, Bertholletia excelsa.

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Examples

  • She survived the round by spelling "juvia" - a Brazil nut - and then had to sit through a tense 3 1/2-minute commercial before spelling the championship word.

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  • Anamika survived the round by spelling "juvia" - a Brazil nut - and then had to sit through a tense 3 1/2-minute commercial before spelling the championship word.

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  • But of all the trees which our travellers saw on that day, none made such an impression upon them as the "juvia," or Brazil-nut tree

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  • But of all the trees which our travellers saw on that day, none made such a impression upon them as the "juvia," or Brazil-nut tree.

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  • Veeramani made her way through the earlier rounds Friday night, spelling "epiphysis" and "juvia" with ease.

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  • But: I got exactly two words right during the finals last night: netsuke and juvia, and neither of them English.

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  • Caryocar nuciferum which is cultivated in Dutch and French Guiana, and which, with the almendron of Mariquita (Caryocar amygdaliferum), the juvia of the Esmeralda (Bertholletia excelsa), and the Geoffroea of the Amazon, yields the finest almonds of all South America.

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  • We found in the village a few juvia-trees which furnish the triangular nuts called in

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  • The inhabitants of Esmeralda assured us, that in advancing above the Gehette and the Chiguire, the juvia and cacao-trees become so common that the wild

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • * According to the report of several Indians, only the smaller rodentia, particularly the cavies (the acuri and the lapa), by the structure of their teeth, and the inconceivable perseverance with which they pursue their destructive operations, succeed in perforating the fruit of the juvia.

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  • A Brazil nut.

    February 5, 2011