I believe they eat tamarinds and cashew nuts (I do not know how they are spelt) and ginger all day there.
Those I bought were of Guava, cashew apple, citron, and lime.
Boucan became a French verb, and, according to Labat, was itself the Carib name for the cashew nut.
But all the information we could glean was that they were called French cashew.
The cashew is a fruit as big as a pippin, pretty long, and bigger near the stem than at the other end, growing tapering.
Why are the varieties of the cashew tribe, called varnish-trees?
This swollen portion of the stalk has a pleasant acid taste, and is eaten under 446 the name of cashew apple.
The cashew thus vicariously sacrifices its fruit-stem for the sake of preserving its nut.
The fruit of the cashew is not palatable, but its juice, when distilled, produces a strong intoxicating spirit.
One of these bears nuts of huge size, another smaller nuts with very thin shell and with the flavor of the cashew nut.
1703, a shortening of French acajou, from older Portuguese acajú from Tupi (Brazil) acajuba, name of the tree that produces the nut.