macadamia nut

mac·a·da·mia nut

noun \ˌma-kə-ˈdā-mē-ə-\

Definition of MACADAMIA NUT

:  a hard-shelled nut of an Australian evergreen tree (genus Macadamia, especially M. integrifolia or M. tetraphylla) of the protea family that somewhat resembles the filbert and is cultivated extensively in Hawaii —called also macadamia


New Latin Macadamia, from John Macadam †1865 Australian chemist
First Known Use: 1929


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