: 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


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

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“Bertholletia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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