cashew nut


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 West Africa is now an important producer of raw cashew nuts (RCN) with Cote D’Ivoire leading the growth. Melissa Howell, Quartz, "Cashew milk is saving animals—but it’s hurting humans," 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, "Mozambique’s nut factories have made a cracking comeback," 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, "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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“Cashew nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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