macadamia nut

noun
mac·​a·​da·​mia nut | \ ˌma-kə-ˈdā-mē-ə- How to pronounce macadamia nut (audio) \

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

Examples of macadamia nut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hawaiian Delight -- vanilla custard with pineapple, strawberry, coconut, macadamia nuts, whipped cream and a cherry -- is a personal favorite. cleveland.com, "Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens first Northeast Ohio location in Green," 23 Aug. 2019 Dessert is choice chocolate torte or macadamia nut bread pudding. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 28 restaurants for Christmas dinner in metro Phoenix," 6 Dec. 2019 High atop the tree is a majestic Great Horned owl whose feathers are made of macadamia nut shells and pine cone scales. cleveland, "Olmsted Falls Garden Club is busy year round: Olmsted Dates and Data," 6 Dec. 2019 Lo and behold, pecans won, beating out cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Snickers is making a special pecan bar -- just in time for fall," 25 Sep. 2019 With walleye At Lower Highland’s Old Major, the summer walleye sits on a peach puree also with cherries, black garlic and macadamia nuts. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Variations Macadamia/cashew/almond Replace 2 cups of the rice with 2 cups unsalted macadamia nuts, cashews, or blanched almonds. Los Angeles Times, "The best horchata is made with Mexican-grown rice," 14 Aug. 2019 So the team behind the recent study set out to map the genetic origins of the macadamia nut—a major crop in both Australia and Hawaii. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Most of the World’s Macadamias May Have Originated From a Single Australian Tree," 4 June 2019 This past weekend, her kids choose between French toast and red velvet macadamia nut pancakes for breakfast. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A School Is Turning Its Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen Take-Home Meals for Kids," 5 Apr. 2019

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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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31 Jan 2020

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“Macadamia nut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macadamia%20nut. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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