Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A South American evergreen tree (Caryocar nuciferum) having opposite, trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike stones containing seeds used as food and as a source of cooking oil.
  • n. The nut of this tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree (Caryocar nuciferum) of the same natural order with the tea plant; -- also called butternut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large nutlike seed of a South American tree
  • n. large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil

Etymologies

French saouari, from Galibi sawarra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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