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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted;
[syn: cashew, cashew tree, Anacardium occidentale]

2. kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted;
[syn: cashew, cashew nut]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cashew \Ca*shew"\ (k[.a]*sh[=oo]"), n. [F. acajou, for cajou, prob. from Malay k[=a]yu tree; cf. Pg. acaju, cf. Acajou.] 1. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] 2. the cashew nut. [PJC] Cashew nut, the large, kidney-shaped fruit of the cashew, which is edible after the caustic oil has been expelled from the shell by roasting the nut. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cashew n 1: tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted [syn: cashew, cashew tree, Anacardium occidentale] 2: kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted [syn: cashew, cashew nut]




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