[syn: brazil nut, brazil]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brazil nut \Bra*zil" nut`\ (br[.a]*z[i^]l" n[u^]t`). (Bot.)
An oily, three-sided nut, the seed of the Bertholletia
excelsa; the cream nut.
Note: From eighteen to twenty-four of the seeds or "nuts"
grow in a hard and nearly globular shell.
[1913 Webster] Brazil wood
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts [syn: brazil
nut, brazil-nut tree, Bertholletia excelsa]
2: three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and
hard brown shell [syn: brazil nut, brazil]