Cashew meaning

kăsh'o͝o, kə-sho͝o'
A tropical American evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale) widely cultivated for its edible seeds.
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The kidney-shaped seed of this tree.
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A tropical evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the cashew family, with kidney-shaped nuts, each at the end of an edible, pear-shaped receptacle (cashew apple): the nut yields a vegetable oil and the shell yields an oil used to make resins, plastics, etc.
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The nut, edible after being roasted.
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Designating a family (Anacardiaceae) of dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, and vines (order Sapindales), including the pistachio, mango, and sumac.
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A tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to northeastern Brazil, now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples.
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A cashew nut.
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Origin of cashew

  • Probably Portuguese acajú from Tupí from cajú yellow fruit, acidic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French acajou, from Portuguese acajú, from Tupian acajuba or aka'iu.
    From Wiktionary