brazil nut


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Brazil nut

n.
1. A tropical South American evergreen tree (Bertholletia excelsa) having large round woody fruits containing edible oily three-sided seeds.
2. The seed of this tree.

[After Brazil.]

brazil nut

n
1. (Plants) a tropical South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, producing large globular capsules, each containing several closely packed triangular nuts: family Lecythidaceae
2. (Plants) the nut of this tree, having an edible oily kernel and a woody shell
Often shortened to: brazil

Brazil′ nut`


n.
1. the three-sided, hard-shelled edible seed of a large South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, of the lecythis family.
2. the tree itself.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brazil nut - tall South American tree bearing brazil nutsbrazil nut - tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
brazil, brazil nut - three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
2.brazil nut - three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Bertholletia excelsa, brazil nut, brazil-nut tree - tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
Translations
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paranød
ParanussParanussbaum
brasilianpähkinäparapähkinäpuu
noix du Brésil
paranoot
castanha-do-pará

Brazil nut

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References in classic literature ?
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THE Primal Pantry has just launched multi-pack boxes of its paleo snack bars, available in hazelnut and cocoa, Brazil nut and cherry, coconut and macadamia as well as almond and cashew (each box contains four 30g bars).
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Thirty-one elderly Brazilian individuals (mean age, 78 years) who had mild cognitive impairment were randomly assigned to consume 1 Brazil nut per day (providing daily an estimated 289 [micro]g of selenium) or no Brazil nuts for 6 months.
Heals Dry and Cracked Skin Brazil nut oil can be applied to dried or cracked feet and heals to relieve painful tightness and itching.
Soon we reach a clutch of mature Brazil nut trees soaring into the canopy above.
Researchers are now using the Brazil nut effect to explain mysteries in space.
An example in Peru are the Brazil nut concessions, which in spite of playing a traditional role in the extractive economies of the Amazon and in forest conservation, they are being threatened by the wave of migration into the region.
MERSEYSIDE students are going nuts to help muesli eaters left baffled at breakfast time A team from Liverpool John Moores University are making a documentary, The Rise of the Brazil Nut, to explain why brazil nuts rise to the top in a box of cereal.
The new lip balms are: Relieve Softening Lip Balm from the Amazonian rain forest in a cocoa/vanilla nut flavor and formulated with Brazil nut for hydration: Revive Hydrating Lip Balm from the Andes mountains in herbal/mint flavor and formulated with chia seed oil to nourish and protect lips; and Repair Nourishing Lip Balm from the African savannah in a mango/ginger flavor formulated with carrot seed oil to rejuvenate stressed skin cells.