macadamia nut

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

Definition of macadamia nut

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of macadamia nut

New Latin Macadamia, from John Macadam †1865 Australian chemist

First Known Use: 1929

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