Sawarra nut
Sawarra nut Sa*war"ra nut` See {Souari nut}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sawarra nut — Souari nut Sou*a ri nut (Bot.) The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree ({Caryocar nuciferum}) of the same natural order with the tea plant; also called {butternut}. [Written also {sawarra nut}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souari nut — Sou*a ri nut (Bot.) The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree ({Caryocar nuciferum}) of the same natural order with the tea plant; also called {butternut}. [Written also {sawarra nut}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • souari nut — /sooh ahr ee/ the large, edible, oily nut of a tall tree, Caryocar nuciferum, of tropical South America. Also called butternut. [1840 50; < F saouari < Galibi sawarra] * * * souari also spelled  swarri,  also called  butternut, or pekea nut, … …   Universalium

  • souari nut — sou•a′ri nut [[t]suˈɑr i[/t]] n. pln the large, edible, oily nut of various trees of the tropical American genus Caryocar, esp. C. nuciferum. Also called butternut 5) • Etymology: 1840–50; < F saouari < Carib sawarra …   From formal English to slang

  • 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, ↑souari tree, ↑Caryocar nuciferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryocar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sou|a|ri nut — «soo AH ree», the large, edible nut of a tall, tropical American tree; butternut. ╂[< Galibi (Guiana) sawarra] …   Useful english dictionary

  • butternut — Souari nut Sou*a ri nut (Bot.) The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree ({Caryocar nuciferum}) of the same natural order with the tea plant; also called {butternut}. [Written also {sawarra nut}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caryocar nuciferum — Souari nut Sou*a ri nut (Bot.) The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree ({Caryocar nuciferum}) of the same natural order with the tea plant; also called {butternut}. [Written also {sawarra nut}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • souarinut — sou·a·ri nut (so͞o ärʹē) n. In both senses also called butternut. 1. A South American evergreen tree (Caryocar nuciferum) having opposite, trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike stones containing seeds used as food and as a source of cooking… …   Universalium

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