American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale) widely cultivated for its edible nutlike kernels.
- n. The kidney-shaped seed of this tree, eaten after roasting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Anacardium occidentale and its fruit. See Anacardium and cashew-nut.
- n. Same as cachou.
- n. See cushaw.
- n. A tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to northeastern Brazil, now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples.
- n. A cashew nut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. the cashew nut.
- n. kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted
- n. tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
- French acajou, from Portuguese acajú, from Tupian acajuba or aka'iu. (Wiktionary)
- Probably Portuguese acajú, from Tupi, from cajú, yellow fruit, acidic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“From www.uga.edu/fruit: Fruit The true botanical fruit is a nut, about 1 long, shaped like a small boxing glove, hanging below a fleshy, swollen peduncle called the cashew apple or pseudofruit.”
“In the producing countries, the seed-containing fruit is often discarded in favor of the swollen stem tip or “false fruit” called the cashew apple, which is enjoyed either fresh, cooked, or fermented into an alcoholic drink.”
“The cashew is a fruit as big as a pippin, pretty long, and bigger near the stem than at the other end, growing tapering.”
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“This is because the nuts are always sold pre-shelled since the interior of their shells contains a caustic resin, known as cashew balm, which must be carefully removed before they are fit for consumption.”
“The cashew is a tropical and subtropical evergreen shrub or tree.”
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