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cashew

noun cash·ew \ˈka-(ˌ)shü, kə-ˈshü\

: a type of roasted nut that has a curved shape

Full Definition of CASHEW

:  a tropical American tree (Anacardium occidentale of the family Anacardiaceae, the cashew family) grown for a phenolic oil and the edible kernel of its nut and for a gum from its stem; also :  cashew nut

Origin of CASHEW

Portuguese cajú, acajú, from Tupi akajú
First Known Use: 1598

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CASHEW Defined for Kids

cashew

noun cash·ew \ˈka-shü\

Definition of CASHEW for Kids

:  a curved edible nut that comes from a tropical American tree

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