Brazil nut

noun Bra·zil nut \brə-ˈzil-\

: a long, white nut that grows on a South American tree

Full Definition of BRAZIL NUT

:  a tall South American tree (Bertholletia excelsa of the family Lecythidaceae) that bears large globular capsules each containing several closely packed roughly triangular oily edible nuts; also :  its nut

Origin of BRAZIL NUT

Brazil, South America
First Known Use: 1830
BRAZIL NUT Defined for Kids

Brazil nut

noun Bra·zil nut \brə-ˈzil-\

Definition of BRAZIL NUT for Kids

:  a dark three-sided nut with a white kernel


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