cashew nut

noun

Definition of 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 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, courant.com, 24 Mar. 2021 West Africa is now an important producer of raw cashew nuts (RCN) with Cote D’Ivoire leading the growth. Melissa Howell, Quartz, 29 Oct. 2019 Get our daily newsletter In the 1960s Mozambique produced half the world’s raw cashew nuts and processed much of the crop domestically. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 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, 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cashew nut

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cashew nut was in 1796

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“Cashew nut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cashew%20nut. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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