cash·ew | \ˈka-(ˌ)shü, 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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Serves 12 · Vegetable oil · 1 cup brown rice syrup · ⅔ cup peanut butter, almond butter, smooth cashew butter or hazelnut butter · 1 dash umeboshi vinegar · 1 dash vanilla extract · 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal 1. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Menu items included house-made granola and yogurt for breakfast and curried cashew chicken salad sandwiches and Guajillo smoked chicken tacos for lunch. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "West Bottoms restaurant in converted gas station closes after more than seven years," 2 July 2018 Then almond milk hit the scene, followed by rice, hemp, coconut, walnut, cashew and oatmeal. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Lots of choices for milk substitutes, but beware of sugar content | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Turn up the heat with spicy cashews and a zig-zag of Sriracha mayo. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Freestyle Poké: 5 things to know about River Market's popular Hawaiian-style cafe," 2 July 2018 Chalk it all up to a mixture of genetics, diet (including a regimented food plan full of adaptogens and activated cashews), and the brand’s new skin-care line. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Amanda Chantal Bacon Suddenly Believes in Skin Care," 27 June 2018 Pints made with almond, soy, cashew, or other nut milks tend to be lower in saturated fat and calories than those made with coconut cream or milk. Julie Upton,, "Is Dairy-Free Ice Cream Actually Better for You?," 12 June 2018 In the Vitamix A3500 Blender, combine the granola, almonds, cashews, and chocolate chips. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Granola Crumb Cookies," 11 June 2018 My top picks for dairy-free milk ingredients include walnuts, macadamias, cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Time, "Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks," 22 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cashew

: a type of roasted nut that has a curved shape


cash·ew | \ˈka-shü \

Kids Definition of cashew

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

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