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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887


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