Brazil nut

Brazil nut

Brazil nut ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the three-sided, hard-shelled edible seed of the tree Bertholletia excelsa and related species, of South America.

Origin of Brazil nut First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brazil nut Historical Examples of brazil nut

  • We’re now aground on the branches of a sapucaya,—a species of the Brazil-nut, and among the tallest of Amazonian trees.

    Our Young Folks–Vol. I, No. II, February 1865


  • British Dictionary definitions for brazil nut brazil nut noun

    1. a tropical South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, producing large globular capsules, each containing several closely packed triangular nuts: family Lecythidaceae
    2. the nut of this tree, having an edible oily kernel and a woody shell

    Often shortened to: brazil Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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