[ak-uh-zhoo, -joo]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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