Definition of anacardium
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 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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