monkey pot


monkey pot

plant
 any shrub or tree of the genus Lecythis, of the family Lecythidaceae, particularly L. ollaria of Brazil and L. zabucajo of northeastern South America. The name is also applied to the woody fruit of these plants, so called because it is potlike in shape and suitable in size for a monkey to use.

      The nuts of most Lecythis species are edible. Those of L. zabucajo, which resemble Brazil nuts, are particularly tasty. The fruit of L. ollaria contains seeds that are the source of an oil used in soaps. The wood of several species is also used in buildings, cabinetwork, tool handles, and other articles.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkey pot — noun 1. a. : a large woody urn shaped operculate fruit characteristic of the sapucaias and various closely related trees (as the manbarklaks) b. : sapucaia; also : manbarklak 2. : a pot used in glassmaking; …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey-pot — žirninis šalmis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šalminių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis augalas (Lecythis pisonis), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lecythis pisonis; Lecythis usitata angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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