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Noce is the generic word for nut, but it also specifically means walnuts. They are grown all over the country; the only special variety is the noci di Sorrento from Campania.

noce del Brasile: Brazil nuts

noce di burro: a walnut size knob of butter

noce di cocco: coconut

noce di cola: kola nut

noce di macadamia: macadamia nut

noce del Messico: pecan

noce moscato: nutmeg

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Giulio