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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.
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nOften shortened to: brazil
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
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1. the three-sided, hard-shelled edible seed of a large South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, of the lecythis family.
2. the tree itself.
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|Noun||1.||brazil nut - tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts|
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
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