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

Brazil nut

nnoce f del Brasile
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Human influence on the regeneration of brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl., Lecythidaceae) at Capana Grande Lake, Manicore, Amazonas, Brazil.
Aldeci da Silva Oliveira, who climbed the trees to harvest the fruits of the Brazil nut tree. This research work contains part of master dissertation experiments of Paulo O.
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.
At Natural Sourcing, this .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.
To assess whether distance to the closest reproductively mature tree affected regeneration density, the nearest mature Brazil nut tree (minimum 40 cm diameter at breast height (dbh); Zuidema and Boot [11] reported that 98% of trees were reproductive when [greater than or equal to] 40 cm dbh) was identified by an experienced field assistant and its distance from the center of the gap was measured up to 100 m (modified from Kainer et al.
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.