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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Recipes Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk ¼ cup chia seeds 1 tsp maple syrup 1 banana 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter Directions In a mason jar add chia seeds and maple syrup. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 That’s also where my obsession with cashews grew, blending them to make creamy sauces and dressings. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blogger/author found renewed health through vegan diet," 19 Feb. 2018 Reduce heat to maintain a rolling simmer and cook until water evaporates and cashews expand slightly and soften, about 30 minutes. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 The Mexi-falafel is a vegan taco with falafel, kale, cashew cream, and pickled onions. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every Taco at Trejo’s Tacos, Ranked," 4 May 2018 Crafty takes on ordinarily meat-rich dishes like cashew-queso cheese nachos and heavily-powdered beignets strike just the right balance between vice and virtue. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Beignets in New Orleans," 4 Mar. 2018 At his shop in Istanbul, Serdal Turhan sells walnuts, almonds and cashews in lira, but buys them in dollars. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Bargain Hunters in Turkey, Argentina Struggle With Inflation," 12 Sep. 2018 And four-ingredient cashew cream is another versatile choice, as is hummus or tahini, whether used on its own or mixed with herbs and spices. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Quick and easy garnishes to glam up your plain, boring food," 4 Sep. 2018 Each wood piece goes through a process that includes painting with tree resin and cashew-nut oil, underwater sanding, and applications of color and decoration. Kristin Hohenadel, ELLE Decor, "Taking a Shine," 17 May 2012

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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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The first known use of cashew was in 1598

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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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