Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The kidney-shaped nut of the Anacardium occidentale (see Anacardium), consisting of a kernel in closed in a very hard shell, which is borne upon a swollen pear-shaped edible stalk. The shell is composed of two hard layers, between which is contained an acrid and almost caustic juice, producing on the skin a very painful and persistent vesicular eruption. This acrid quality is removed by heat, and the kernel then becomes edible and is much esteemed, furnishing also a sweet oil.
“Mismanagement and corruption have hindered further development of the fishing industry that is the mainstay of the tiny country's economy along with cashew-nut farming.”
“Guinean Democratic Movement, the court's decision negates any credence of the rule of law for Guinea-Bissau, which can only mean greater suffering for the 1.3 million people who eke out a living in fishing and cashew-nut farming for an average 140 dollars per year.”
“Retted pith mixed with cashew-nut shell liquid resin (rubbery substance) produces an expansion joint filler, which is resistant to temperature and moisture fluctuations and to insect and fungal attack.”
“An oil is produced from the inner shell of the cashew-nut (_Anacardium occidentale_ var. _indicum_), in the East.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“Here it feeds on the cashew-nut tree, on the so-called almond of this country (_Terminalia catappa_), which is a large tree entirely different from the European almond, and on many other trees.”
“Even in England we are familiar enough with such defences as those possessed by the outer rind of the walnut; but the tropical cashew-nut has a rind so intensely acrid that it blisters the lips and fingers instantaneously, in the same way as cantharides would do.”
“The well-known cashew-nut grows like an excrescence from the end of the apple.”
“Tuyen continued to work as a carpenter while Phuong got a job at a cashew-nut processing factory.”
“Vietnam is the world's largest cashew-nut exporter, and some people don't like that," he says.”
“The official economy relies on cashew-nut exports, though the country has unexploited bauxite, phosphate and oil deposits.”
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