- the wood of any of several species of mahogany.
- the cashew tree, its nuts, or resin.
Origin of acajou
1715–25; < French < Portuguese acajú; see cashew
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Historical Examples of acajou
- a type of mahogany used by cabinet-makers in France
- a less common name for cashew
Word Origin for acajou
C18: via French from Portuguese acajú, from Tupi
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