cashew

[ kash-oo, kuh-shoo ]
/ ˈkæʃ u, kəˈʃu /

noun

a tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to tropical America, having milky juice, simple, leathery leaves, and yellowish-pink flowers in open clusters.
Also called cashew nut . the small, kidney-shaped, edible nut of this tree.

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Origin of cashew

1695–1705; <Portuguese cajú, aphetic variant of acajú<Tupi akaʾiu
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cashew
/ (ˈkæʃuː, kæˈʃuː) /

noun

a tropical American anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Anacardium occidentale, bearing kidney-shaped nuts that protrude from a fleshy receptacle
Also called: cashew nut the edible nut of this tree

Word Origin for cashew

C18: from Portuguese cajú, from Tupi acajú
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