brazil nut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brazil nut three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
    • n brazil nut tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way round.
    • Brazil nut brȧ*zĭl" nŭt` (Bot) An oily, three-sided nut, the seed of the Bertholletia excelsa; the cream nut.☞ From eighteen to twenty-four of the seeds or “nuts” grow in a hard and nearly globular shell.
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Usage

In literature:

He smiled again, this time at her, and took up the nutcrackers and a Brazil nut.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
Why do I secretly give Miss Shepherd twelve Brazil nuts for a present, I wonder?
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
We asked a boy where he lived and he told us, and we went there, and it's a little greengrocer's shop, and we bought some Brazil nuts.
"The Phoenix and the Carpet" by E. Nesbit
More useful, and the fruit of an even grander tree, are those 'Brazil nuts' which are sold in every sweet-shop at home.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Blackbeard studied them intently, munching Brazil nuts and noisily sipping his wine.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
For the elephant she had a rusk, a bun for the bear, and the gorilla was pacified by an offering of nuts from his native Brazil.
"HE" by Andrew Lang
But of all the trees which our travellers saw on that day, none made such a impression upon them as the "juvia," or Brazil-nut tree.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Then, with a brazil nut candle for illumination, he began to write.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, or peanuts (which have been baked) may be used.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
There were cuff-buttons like Brazil nuts and about as beautiful, with diamonds in an eruption around the edges.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Or we can add chopped nuts to it, or roll pieces of Brazil nuts in, and so on.
"The Fun of Cooking" by Caroline French Benton
The blossoms of the Brazil-nut-tree are large and yellow, having a delicate aromatic perfume.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
Brazil nuts are largely eaten; they also yield in the proportion of about 9 oz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Same as Brazil-nut Bar.
"Frye's Practical Candy Maker" by George V. Frye
Brazil nut, 258 102.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
He cracked Brazil nuts with his teeth.
"Reynard the Fox" by John Masefield
A Brazil nut is not darker nor more wrinkled than was the old man's face.
"A Little Boy Lost" by W. H. Hudson
Some of the most important nuts are walnuts, hickory nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, chestnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, and peanuts.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
The productions of the district are cacao, India-rubber, and Brazil nuts.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
He showed the seed and passed it for examination, a sort of large Brazil nut.
"The Wanderings of a Spiritualist" by Arthur Conan Doyle
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In poetry:

And figs that ripened by the sea
In Smyrna, nuts from hot Brazil,
Strange pungent meats from Germany,
And currants from a Grecian hill.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
How many miles to Brazil, Sir?
To Brazil, that’s a hard nut to crack.
It’s as far again as it is when you’re half-way,
And it’s just twice as far there and back.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Brazil Nuts and Raw Onions to Slim You Down All Over.
Brazil nuts are a great source of L-arginine.
Animated 'Rio': A Witty Carnival of Brazil Nuts.
Brazil's Problem in a Nutshell : Bolivia Grows Nuts Best.
Throughout the 20th century, most of the Brazil nuts consumed around the world came from the jungle surrounding this bustling river market town in the eastern Amazon.
Brazil nut sensation fruit cake .
EARLIER this month, Gerri Stemler wrote in asking for a fruit cake recipe published in the Free Press in the 1970s that used dates and Brazil nuts.
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In science:

The observation of either the Brazil-Nut or the reverse BrazilNut was, however, discussed and connected to the condensation or crystallization of the material at the bottom of the container.
Hong et al. reply to Walliser
Nevertheless, we have considered in , contrary to , the appearance of the Brazil Nut and the Reverse Brazil Nut problem for the system quenching T (B ) < T (A) < T as a positive sign to support our condensation driven segregation mechanism.
Hong et al. reply to Walliser
It is demonstrated that the minimization of the free energy functional for hard spheres and hard disks yields the result that excited granular materials under gravity segregate not only in the widely known “Brazil nut” fashion, i.e. with the larger particles rising to the top, but also in reverse “Brazil nut” fashion.
Variational Approach to Hard Sphere Segregation Under Gravity
It was argued that the type of segregation (Brazil nut [BN] or reverse Brazil nut [RBN]) results from a competition between the system’s tendency to reorganize geometrically in the ways described by Rosato et al.
Variational Approach to Hard Sphere Segregation Under Gravity
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