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1. A South American evergreen tree (Caryocar nuciferum) having opposite, trifoliolate leaves and drupes with nutlike stones containing seeds used as food and as a source of cooking oil.
2. The nut of this tree. In both senses also called butternut.
[French saouari, from Galibi sawarra.]
sou•a′ri nut`(suˈɑr i)
the large, edible, oily nut of various trees of the tropical American genus Caryocar, esp. C. nuciferum. Also called butternut.
[1840–50; < French saouari < Carib sawarra]
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|Noun||1.||souari nut - large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil|
souari nut - a large nutlike seed of a South American tree
Caryocar, genus Caryocar - type genus of the Caryocaraceae; South American trees yielding strong fine-grained wood and edible nuts
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
|2.||souari nut - a large nutlike seed of a South American tree|
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell