Pichurim bean
Pichurim bean Pich"u*rim bean` (p[i^]ch"[-u]*r[i^]m b[=e]n`). (Bot.) The seed of a Brazilian lauraceous tree ({Nectandra Puchury}) of a taste and smell between those of nutmeg and of sassafras, -- sometimes used medicinally. Called also {sassafras nut}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pichurim — ˈpishərə̇m noun or pichurim bean ( s) Etymology: Portuguese pichurim, from Tupi pechurim : one of the thick strongly aromatic cotyledons of a tropical American tree (Nectandra pichurim) used as a substitute for nutmegs and as a flavoring agent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nectandra Puchury — Pichurim bean Pich u*rim bean (p[i^]ch [ u]*r[i^]m b[=e]n ). (Bot.) The seed of a Brazilian lauraceous tree ({Nectandra Puchury}) of a taste and smell between those of nutmeg and of sassafras, sometimes used medicinally. Called also {sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sassafras nut — Pichurim bean Pich u*rim bean (p[i^]ch [ u]*r[i^]m b[=e]n ). (Bot.) The seed of a Brazilian lauraceous tree ({Nectandra Puchury}) of a taste and smell between those of nutmeg and of sassafras, sometimes used medicinally. Called also {sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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