[ an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuh s ]
/ ˌæn əˌkɑr diˈeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
Words nearby anacardiaceous
Compare cashew family.
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British Dictionary definitions for anacardiaceous
/ (ˌænəˌkɑːdɪˈeɪʃəs) /
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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