cashew

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noun cash·ew \ˈka-(ˌ)shü, kə-ˈshü\

Definition of cashew

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cashew

Portuguese cajú, acajú, from Tupi akajú


First Known Use: 1598


CASHEW Defined for English Language Learners

cashew

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noun cash·ew \ˈka-(ˌ)shü, kə-ˈshü\

Definition of cashew for English Language Learners

  • : a type of roasted nut that has a curved shape


CASHEW Defined for Kids

cashew

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noun cash·ew \ˈka-shü\

Definition of cashew for Students

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


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