Souari nut
Butternut But"ter*nut`, n. 1. (Bot.) An American tree ({Juglans cinerea}) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called {oil nut} and {white walnut}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The nut of the {Caryocar butyrosum} and {Caryocar nuciferum}, of S. America; -- called also {Souari nut}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — riešutinis kariokaras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kariokarinių šeimos augalas (Caryocar nuciferum), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Caryocar nuciferum; Caryocar tomentosum; Caryocar tuberculosum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

  • 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 — souaˈri nut or saouaˈri nut see ↑butternut under ↑butter1 • • • Main Entry: ↑souari …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /suˈari ˌnʌt/ (say sooh ahree .nut) noun the large, edible, oily nut of a tall tree, Caryocar nuciferum, of tropical South America; butternut. {Galibi saouari} …   Australian English dictionary

  • souari-nut family — noun : caryocaraceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • souari — noun large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil • Syn: ↑souari nut, ↑souari tree, ↑Caryocar nuciferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryocar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • souari tree — noun large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil • Syn: ↑souari, ↑souari nut, ↑Caryocar nuciferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryocar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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