anacardium

noun an·a·car·di·um \ˌanəˈkärdēəm\

Definition of anacardium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of tropical American trees (the type of the family Anacardiaceae) having kidney-shaped fruit borne at the apex of a fleshy receptacle — see cashew

  2. 2 plural anacardia \-dēə\ :  a plant of the genus Anacardium

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Origin and Etymology of anacardium

New Latin, from ana- + Greek kardia heart + New Latin -ium; from the heartlike shape of the top of the fruit stem


First Known Use: 1568


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