brazil nut

(redirected from Brazil nut tree)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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
juvie ztepilápara ořech
paranød
ParanussParanussbaum
brasilianpähkinäparapähkinäpuu
noix du Brésil
paranoot
castanha-do-pará

Brazil nut

nnoce f del Brasile
References in periodicals archive ?
Aldeci da Silva Oliveira, who climbed the trees to harvest the fruits of the Brazil nut tree.
Luckily for the Brazil nut tree, agoutis, like squirrels with acorns, forget where they have buried a significant share of their cache.
The Brazil nut tree towers above others in the rainforest, reaching heights of more than 160ft.
oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the Brazil nut tree and then meticulously packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties.
A favorite tree species, for economic reasons, is the Brazil nut tree.
The president cut down a Brazil nut tree -- a symbol of the rain forest -- and stood on its fresh stump to make a speech about bringing industry, roads and population to the Amazon.
A prime example, revealed tonight, is a giant Brazil nut tree in the Amazon, which would not exist were it not for a curiously cute rodent the merest fraction of the tree's size.
It and other agouti species are the most important seed dispersers of the Brazil nut tree.