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Definition of cashew:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

cashew nut, Anacardium Occidentale, cashew tree.

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