macadamia nut

noun
mac·​a·​da·​mia nut | \ ˌma-kə-ˈdā-mē-ə- \

Definition of macadamia nut

: a hard-shelled nut of an Australian evergreen tree (genus Macadamia, especially M. integrifolia or M. tetraphylla) of the protea family that somewhat resembles the filbert and is cultivated extensively in Hawaii

called also macadamia

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Cho Hyun-min, 35, is a younger sister of Cho Hyun-ah, a Korean Air vice president whose 2014 tantrum over how macadamia nuts had been served to her in first class made the company a target of ridicule and outrage, in South Korea and elsewhere. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "Sister of Korean ‘Nut Rage’ Heiress Accused of Throwing Her Own Tantrum," 13 Apr. 2018 Fans of tilapia, mussels, catfish, cod and roe will likely have to fork out more, as well as those who snack on almonds and macadamia nuts. Daniela Wei, The Seattle Times, "Winners and losers from Trump’s tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018 Place 1 cup macadamia nuts and 6 dates into a food processor; blend to paste. 2. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Seattle restaurateur Maria Hines creates her own go-to/to-go nutrient bars for endurance activities," 18 July 2018 Pastry options generally include fresh fruit danishes, pineapple and blueberry scones, and refrigerated cake squares in flavors like guava, chocolate haupia and chantilly (a macadamia nut version of German chocolate). Jill Lightner, The Seattle Times, "Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe: sweet treats and Hawaiian snacks at great prices," 1 Oct. 2018 Crawdads 1375 Garden Highway What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 The region has macadamia nut farms and other agriculture along with multimillion-dollar homes with manicured lawns. Caleb Jones, BostonGlobe.com, "Chance at affordable piece of paradise drew many to slopes of volcano," 7 May 2018 An egg white frittata, which includes macadamia nut pesto, is another dish that incorporates local flavors. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 MC5 Spice This vanilla cake doughnut is topped with white chocolate, macadamia nuts, and Chinese five spice. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every Signature Doughnut at Donut Friend, Ranked," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of macadamia nut

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macadamia nut

New Latin Macadamia, from John Macadam †1865 Australian chemist

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