cashew


cashew

noun

  1. a tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to tropical America, having milky juice, simple, leathery leaves, and yellowish-pink flowers in open clusters.
  2. Also called cashew nut. the small, kidney-shaped, edible nut of this tree.

noun

  1. a tropical American anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Anacardium occidentale, bearing kidney-shaped nuts that protrude from a fleshy receptacle
  2. Also called: cashew nut the edible nut of this tree
n.

1703, a shortening of French acajou, from older Portuguese acajú from Tupi (Brazil) acajuba, name of the tree that produces the nut.

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