[ ak-uh-zhoo, -joo ]
/ ˈæk əˌʒu, -ˌdʒu /
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the wood of any of several species of mahogany.
the cashew tree, its nuts, or resin.
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Origin of acajou
1715–25; <French <Portuguese acajú;see cashew
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British Dictionary definitions for acajou
/ (ˈækəˌʒuː) /
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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