macadamia

noun mac·a·damia \ˌmakəˈdāmēə, -dam-\

Definition of macadamia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of Australian evergreen trees (family Proteaceae) including one (M. ternifolia) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible nut

  2. 2 plural -s a or macadamia tree :  any tree of the genus Macadamia b :  macadamia nut

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Origin and Etymology of macadamia

New Latin, from John Macadam †1865 Australian chemist born in Scotland + New Latin -ia


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