brazil nut

brazil nut
brazil nut NOUN the large three-sided nut of a South American forest tree.

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  • Brazil nut — Bra*zil nut (br[.a]*z[i^]l n[u^]t ). (Bot.) An oily, three sided nut, the seed of the {Bertholletia excelsa}; the cream nut. [1913 Webster] Note: From eighteen to twenty four of the seeds or nuts grow in a hard and nearly globular shell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brazil nut — Brazil′ nut n. 1) pln the three sided, hard shelled edible seed of a large South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, of the lecythis family 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Brazil nut — n. 1. a gigantic (30 45 m or 100 150 ft) South American tree (Bertholletia excelsa) of the lecythis family, which bears hard shelled, triangular, oily, edible seeds that grow in large, round, hard shelled fruits 2. this seed …   English World dictionary

  • Brazil nut — the three sided, hard shelled edible seed of the tree Bertholletia excelsa and related species, of South America. [1820 30] * * * Edible seed of a large South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa (family Lecythidaceae), and one of the major… …   Universalium

  • brazil nut — noun 1. tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts • Syn: ↑brazil nut tree, ↑Bertholletia excelsa • Hypernyms: ↑nut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Bertholletia, ↑genus Bertholletia …   Useful english dictionary

  • brazil nut — UK [brəˈzɪl ˌnʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms brazil nut : singular brazil nut plural brazil nuts a large curved nut that has a hard shell with three sides …   English dictionary

  • Brazil nut effect — The Brazil nut effect is the name given to a phenomenon in which the largest particles end up on the surface when a granular material containing a mixture of objects of different sizes is shaken. In a typical container of mixed nuts, the largest… …   Wikipedia

  • brazil-nut tree — noun tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts • Syn: ↑brazil nut, ↑Bertholletia excelsa • Hypernyms: ↑nut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Bertholletia, ↑genus Bertholletia …   Useful english dictionary

  • brazil nut — /brəˈzɪl nʌt / (say bruh zil nut) noun the triangular edible seed (nut) of the tree Bertholletia excelsa and related species, of Brazil and elsewhere …  

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