cashew nut


: the kidney-shaped kernel of the fruit of the cashew that is edible when roasted

Examples of cashew nut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Satisfying dishes include the butternut cashew nut fundido, flavorful tempeh and energizing smoothies. Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 16 Dec. 2023 The hazelnut praline egg has a dark chocolate shell, cashew nut crisp, caramel shards and a touch of salt. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 Guinea-Bissau, which depends heavily on cashew nut exports for revenue, is in advanced talks with creditors -- including China, Portugal and the European Union -- to renegotiate its debt after its economy was hit by the coronavirus outbreak, said Embalo. Henrique Almeida,, 10 Oct. 2020 This iconic Roots dish features cashew nut puree as the base, topped by a range of different textures of an artichoke -- from crisps to mash. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 30 Oct. 2022 This triggered a trapdoor mechanism, releasing a yummy cashew nut as a reward. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Feb. 2022 And visiting the world's largest cashew nut tree and the world’s largest quesadillas probably would not be considered essential at this moment. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 The next, my tines are hoisting cubes of pleasantly chewy cottage cheese flavored with a cashew nut sauce that’s gold with turmeric, sweet with fenugreek and rich with cream (methi chaman). Washington Post, 22 June 2021 The Thai restaurant offers entrees including a choice of meat prepared in ginger stir fry, eggplant basil, cashew nut, pad thai, curries and drunken noodle. Susan Dunne,, 24 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cashew nut was in 1796

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“Cashew nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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