• WordNet 3.6
    • n Bertholletia brazil nut
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bertholletia A genus of Myrtaceæ, of which only one species, B. excelsa, is known. It is a tree of large dimensions, and forms vast forests on the banks of the Amazon, Rio Negro, and Orinoco. It grows to a height of 150 feet, and its stem is from 3 to 4 feet in diameter. The fruit is known as the Brazil-nut (which see).
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In literature:

On getting back into the Bertholletia, there was a general explanation.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid