Lecythis Zabucajo
Monkey-pot Mon"key-pot`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The fruit of two South American trees ({Lecythis Ollaria}, and {Lecythis Zabucajo}), which have for their fruit large, pot-shaped, woody capsules containing delicious nuts, and opening almost explosively by a circular lid at the top. Vases and pots are made of this capsule. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lecythis Zabucajo — Lecythis Lec y*this (l[e^]s [i^]*th[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 3 an oil flask.] (Bot.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order {Myrtace[ae]}, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. {Lecythis Zabucajo} yields the delicious …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lecythis zabucajo — ID 45893 Symbol Key LEZA2 Common Name paradise nut Family Lecythidaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Lecythis zabucajo Aubl. — Symbol LEZA2 Common Name paradise nut Botanical Family Lecythidaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Lecythis — Lec y*this (l[e^]s [i^]*th[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 3 an oil flask.] (Bot.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order {Myrtace[ae]}, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. {Lecythis Zabucajo} yields the delicious sapucaia …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lecythis Ollaria — Lecythis Lec y*this (l[e^]s [i^]*th[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 3 an oil flask.] (Bot.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order {Myrtace[ae]}, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. {Lecythis Zabucajo} yields the delicious …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lecythis — L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lecythis — Paradiesnüsse Lecythis chartacea, Illustration. Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lecythis Ollaria — Monkey pot Mon key pot , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The fruit of two South American trees ({Lecythis Ollaria}, and {Lecythis Zabucajo}), which have for their fruit large, pot shaped, woody capsules containing delicious nuts, and opening almost explosively by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zabucajo — Zabucajo, Art von Lecythis, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lecythis — (L. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Myrtaceae Lecythideae, 13. Kl. 1. Ordn. L., durch hölzerne, ringsum aufspringende Samenkapseln ausgezeichnet; Arten: südamerikanische Bäume, L. zabucajo, mit großen, eßbare Kerne enthaltenden Früchten; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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