from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of two South American trees (Lecythis Ollaria, and Lecythis Zabucajo), which have for their fruit large, pot-shaped, woody capsules containing delicious nuts, and opening almost explosively by a circular lid at the top. Vases and pots are made of this capsule.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Lecythis.
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"monkey-pot tree," whose great woody pericarps serve as drinking vessels; and the _Lecythis Zabucajo_, whose fruit is known in the market as sapucaia nuts, and is greatly superior to the closely allied Brazil nuts as regards flavor and ease of digestion.