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Sinonimi: brazil-nut tree | Bertholletia excelsa | brazil
1. Tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts; SYN. brazil-nut tree, Bertholletia excelsa.
2. Three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell; SYN. brazil.
Gigantic South American tree Bertholletia excelsa; also its seed, which is rich in oil and highly nutritious. The seeds are enclosed in a hard outer casing, each fruit containing 10–20 seeds arranged like the segments of an orange. The timber of the tree is also valuable.