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
Recent Examples of cashew from the Web
The cashews tested negative for listeria, but the nuts were recalled and pulled from shelves out of an abundance of caution, according to the FDA.
This meat-free burger uses nuts (cashews), seeds (sunflower), and grains (brown rice).
Or get the Buffalo cauliflower on avocado toast with cauliflower florets baked in creamy cashew sauce with the option of hot sauce.
All around it are cashews, peanuts, and sunflower seeds: dinky pup tents, some bigger pop tents, RVs, pickups, trailers.
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Origin and Etymology of cashew
Portuguese cajú, acajú, from Tupi akajú
First Known Use: 1598
CASHEW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cashew for English Language Learners
: a type of roasted nut that has a curved shape
CASHEW Defined for Kids
Definition of cashew for Students
: a curved edible nut that comes from a tropical American tree
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