Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

anacardiaceous

[an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuh s] /ˌæn əˌkɑr diˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
Compare cashew family.
Origin of anacardiaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ana-, cardi-, -aceae) + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for anacardiaceous

anacardiaceous

/ˌænəˌkɑːdɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacardiaceae, a chiefly tropical family of trees and shrubs many of which have edible drupes. The family includes the cashew, mango, pistachio, and sumach
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Anacardiāceae, from ana- + Greek kardia heart; so called from the shape of the top of the fruit stem
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for anacardiaceous

Word Value for anacardiaceous

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends