souari-nut

souari nut

[soo-ahr-ee]
noun
the large, edible, oily nut of a tall tree, Caryocar nuciferum, of tropical South America.
Also called butternut.


Origin:
1840–50; < French saouari < Galibi sawarra

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souari nut

noun
1. large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil [syn: souari
2. a large nutlike seed of a South American tree 
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