macadamia nutmac·a·da·mi·a nut
a spherical, hard-shelled, edible nut from an Australian tree (Macadamia ternifolia) of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii
Origin of macadamia nutModern Latin Macadamia, after John Macadam (died 1865), Scottish chemist in Australia
The round, hard-shelled nut or the edible white kernel of either of two evergreen trees (Macadamia integrifolia or M. tetraphylla) native to Australia and widely cultivated in Hawaii.
Origin of macadamia nutNew Latin Macadamia genus name after John Macadam (1827-1865), Scottish-born Australian chemist