Brazil nut

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noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for brazil nut

brazil nut

noun

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

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