from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical South American evergreen tree (Bertholletia excelsa) having large round woody fruits containing edible oily three-sided seeds.
  • noun The seed of this tree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The seed of the fruit of Bertholletia excelsa, a tree of the natural order Myrtaceæ, a native of Guiana, Venezuela, and Brazil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Bot.) An oily, three-sided nut, the seed of the Bertholletia excelsa; the cream nut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of brazil nut.

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

  • noun tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
  • noun three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell


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

[After Brazil.]


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