brazil-nut tree

brazil-nut tree
noun
tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
Hypernyms: ↑nut tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Bertholletia, ↑genus Bertholletia
Part Meronyms: ↑brazil nut, ↑brazil

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noun

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