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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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 Indulge in a tropical cocktail like the Roy’s Island Mai Tai ($12) while enjoying a seafood dish like the roasted macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi ($42). Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago staycation guide: 5 summer getaways to go on without leaving the city," 27 July 2017 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. Al Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018 Nakuru lies in the heart of Kenya's fertile Rift Valley, home to thousands of commercial farms that grow everything from French beans to macadamia nuts to cut flowers, nearly all of which are exported to Europe. Thomas Mukoya, Anchorage Daily News, "Dam on Kenyan flower farm bursts, killing scores," 10 May 2018 The region has macadamia nut farms and other agriculture along with multimillion-dollar homes with manicured lawns. CBS News, "New vents spewing lava, gas open up in Hawaii neighborhood," 8 May 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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