Brazil nut

  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

Words Nearby Brazil nut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Brazil nut in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brazil nut

brazil nut

  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

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