cash·​ew | \ ˈka-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce cashew (audio) , kə-ˈshü \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The nut is technically a seed, a kissing cousin to the cashew, and oddly, the mango. Dallas News, "Going green: Pistachio is trending with lattes, doughnuts, and these 5 easy recipes," 23 Mar. 2021 Lauded for its innovative products, the company is expanding across several categories and product lines, which range from grain free tortillas and tortilla chips to enchilada sauces and cashew queso. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, "How Innovative Food Companies Are Meeting Demand For Healthier Choices Without Sacrificing Flavor," 5 Apr. 2021 Customers can check out The Wild Chickpea on Instagram for recipe ideas, such as cashew cheese pizza, wild fennel pasta, and king trump mushroom sandwiches. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Bagels, mochi, mushrooms: 5 new food vendors to try at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market," 25 Mar. 2021 The roasty-toasty cashew ice cream that even the dairy diehards will be able to get behind. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "32 Dairy-Free Desserts That Butter Lovers Can Get Behind Too," 18 Mar. 2021 Peanut, almond, cashew or sunflower seed butter are all excellent sources of filling protein and healthy fats. Lizzy Briskin,, "What to eat after you run," 20 Feb. 2021 Every menu included a salad of ripe plantains, squash and pickled apples in a cashew dressing, a version of soup joumou and upside-down banana cake draped in warm coconut cream. New York Times, "Under Fire, a Portland Chef Tries to Build a Fairer Workplace," 23 Feb. 2021 Stir in 10-Spice Blend (below), seasoning and cashew cream. June Naylor, Dallas News, "Quick and healthy: 5 (mostly) plant-based bowl recipes," 27 Jan. 2021 Add tomatoes, coconut milk and cashew butter and mix to combine. Taylor Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Coconut Curry Chicken," 6 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of cashew

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cashew

Portuguese cajú, acajú, from Tupi akajú

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29 Apr 2021

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“Cashew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cashew

: a type of roasted nut that has a curved shape


cash·​ew | \ ˈka-shü How to pronounce cashew (audio) \

Kids Definition of cashew

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

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