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Brazil nut

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Brazil nut, South American tree (genus Bertholletia) of the Amazon and Negro rivers. The tree grows to 160 ft (50 m), bearing very hard 6 in (15 cm) fruit containing 10 to 20 nuts. The nuts are used as food and for lubricating oil. The trees are also used for hardwood lumber.

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