Brazil nut

Bra·​zil nut | \ brə-ˈzil- How to pronounce Brazil nut (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Brazil nut

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Brazil nut

Brazil, South America

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English Language Learners Definition of Brazil nut

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

Brazil nut

Bra·​zil nut | \ brə-ˈzil- How to pronounce Brazil nut (audio) \

Kids Definition of Brazil nut

: a dark three-sided nut with a white kernel

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