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cashew


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cashew  \Ca*shew"\  (k[.a]*sh[=oo]"),  n.  [F.  acajou,  for  cajou, 
  prob.  from  Malay  k[=a]yu  tree;  cf  Pg  acaju,  cf  {Acajou}.] 
  (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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cashew 
  n  1:  tropical  American  evergreen  tree  bearing  kidney-shaped  nuts 
  that  are  edible  only  when  roasted  [syn:  {cashew  tree},  {Anacardium 
  occidentale}] 
  2:  kidney-shaped  nut  edible  only  when  roasted  [syn:  {cashew  nut}] 




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