anacardiaceous

[ an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuh s ]
/ ˌæn əˌkɑr diˈeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. anabolic steroids,
  2. anabolism,
  3. anabolite,
  4. anabranch,
  5. anacanthous,
  6. anacharis,
  7. anachorism,
  8. anachronic,
  9. anachronism,
  10. anachronistic

Compare cashew family.

Origin of anacardiaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ana-, cardi-, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for anacardiaceous

anacardiaceous

/ (ˌænəˌkɑːdɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacardiaceae, a chiefly tropical family of trees and shrubs many of which have edible drupes. The family includes the cashew, mango, pistachio, and sumach

Word Origin for anacardiaceous

C19: from New Latin Anacardiāceae, from ana- + Greek kardia heart; so called from the shape of the top of the fruit stem

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