Bertholletia

noun

Ber·​thol·​le·​tia
ˌbər-thə-ˈlē-sh(ē-)ə
: a genus of tall South American trees (family Lecythidaceae) having flowers with six petals and a 2-parted deciduous calyx succeeded by hard-shelled capsules see brazil nut

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, after Comte Claude L. Berthollet †1822 French chemist + New Latin -ia

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“Bertholletia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bertholletia. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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