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 Her recipes include philly cheesesteaks, vegan mac with a cheesy cashew cream sauce and creamy spinach artichoke chicken, so there’s something for every type of foodie. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "5 Black Chefs To Follow On Instagram For Easy DIY Meals," 18 May 2020 When cooking fatigue sets in and even our most beloved pantry staples start to feel stale, there’s only one thing to do: Make spicy cashew dressing. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "How to Turn One Blender Sauce Into a Week’s-Worth of Delicious Meals," 26 Mar. 2020 This is not the case for many tree nuts: allergens in almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts survived roasting with no loss of potency. Dwan Price, Quartz, "Why peanuts are so much worse than other allergies," 18 Dec. 2019 Apart from betel vineyards, this lush fertile land has provided us with cashew, coconut, drumstick, mango, jackfruit, betel nut, pineapple, guava, many other varieties of fruits, roots, and vegetables. Mayank Aggarwal, Quartz India, "A small village in eastern India is resisting a mega steel project—again," 4 Mar. 2020 Fan favorites The most addictive is the brittles, the cashew and peanut. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waterford woman channels her children's creativity into Three Lil’ Bakesters, a growing sweets business," 30 Jan. 2020 These spicy cashews are a twist on a recipe from Food Network’s Ina Garten. oregonlive, "54 Super Bowl party foods for the ultimate snack-attack," 27 Jan. 2020 Take, for example, the ethical implications of a cashew. Melissa Howell, Quartz, "Cashew milk is saving animals—but it’s hurting humans," 29 Oct. 2019 Another last year was funded by the Global Cashew Council and found cashews had fewer calories than estimated. Candice Choi,, "Changing counts show calorie measures to be inexact science," 4 Feb. 2020

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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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28 May 2020

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“Cashew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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