Brazil nut

noun Bra·zil nut \ brə-ˈzil- \

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 and Etymology of brazil nut

Brazil, South America


BRAZIL NUT Defined for English Language Learners

Brazil nut

Definition of Brazil nut for English Language Learners

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


BRAZIL NUT Defined for Kids

Brazil nut

noun Bra·zil nut \ brə-ˈzil- \

Definition of Brazil nut for Students

: a dark three-sided nut with a white kernel

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