acajou

[ ak-uh-zhoo, -joo ]
/ ˈæk əˌʒu, -ˌdʒu /

noun

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

acajou
/ (ˈækəˌʒuː) /

noun

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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