Cashew

Definition of Cashew

Ca`shew´   Pronunciation: kå`shŌ´
n.1.(Bot.) A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear-shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.
2.the cashew nut.
Cashew nut
the large, kidney-shaped fruit of the cashew, which is edible after the caustic oil has been expelled from the shell by roasting the nut.

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Anacardium, Anacardium occidentale, cashew nut, cashew tree, genus Anacardium, nut tree
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