cashew nut


Definition of cashew nut 

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

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The veggie shukto bathed in cashew nut and melon seed sauce is delicious, as is the whole crab curry, the meat flavours coming through. Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Indian Restaurants in London," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cashew nut

1796, in the meaning defined above

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a knickknack or trinket

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