Definition of Cashew

1. Noun. Tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted.

Exact synonyms: Anacardium Occidentale, Cashew Tree
Terms within: Cashew Nut
Group relationships: Anacardium, Genus Anacardium
Generic synonyms: Nut Tree

2. Noun. Kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted.
Exact synonyms: Cashew Nut
Generic synonyms: Edible Nut
Group relationships: Anacardium Occidentale, Cashew Tree

Definition of Cashew

1. n. A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear- shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.

Definition of Cashew

1. Noun. A tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae, native to northeastern Brazil, now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples. ¹

2. Noun. A cashew nut. ¹

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Definition of Cashew

1. a nut-bearing tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cashew

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Literary usage of Cashew

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"W. HAMILTON, MB THE cashew-nut tree, or Anacardium occidentale, must not be confounded, from the resemblance it bears to the vulgar name of common ..."

2. Catalogue of the Brazilian Section at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
"cashew cordial - 69 1006. JA CASTRO MOURA, CearĂ¡. cashew cordial 69 1007. ... cashew 1009. JOAQUIM THEOPHILO RABELLO, CearĂ¡. cashew 69 cordial ..."

3. The Family Receipt Book: Containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1819)
"To make a wholesome Food of cashew Nuts. cashew nuts may be prepared as food, by blanching ... The kernel of the fresh cashew nut is made into an emulsion, ..."

4. Adventures in Stewardship by Ralph Spaulding Cushman, Martha F. Bellinger (1919)
"UNDER THE cashew TREE Not only in India, which boasts of ancient culture and ancient ... "One of the trees native to Africa is called the cashew tree. ..."

5. Rebuilding After War: Micro-Level Determinants of Poverty Reduction in by Kenneth Simler (2004)
"Simulations 11 and 12 explore the effects of expanded production of cashew nuts, formerly a major export earner for Mozambique, and a subject of ..."

6. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"E cashew FAMILY Rhus copallina, L. Green-white Common Sumach, Smooth Sumach, ... The two non-poisonous members of the cashew Family described here, ..."

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