Definition of cashew :
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.
cashew nut, Anacardium Occidentale, cashew tree
nut (part of speech: noun)
tree (part of speech: noun)
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- 40 The conic form'd cashew, of juicy kind, Which bears at once an apple and a nut; Whose poisonous coat, indignant to the lip, Doth in its cell a wholesome kernel shut. - "The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III)", Philip Freneau.
- The fruit of the cashew or marking- nut tree betrays a similar feature in more pronounced fashion. - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
- We had yam, cassava, choco, ochro, tomatoes, Indian kale, Lima beans, potatoes, peas, beans, calalue, beet- root, artichokes, cucumbers, carrots, parsnips, radishes, celery and salads of all sorts; nor must I forget the magnificent cabbage- trees some two hundred feet high- not that we planted them, by- the- bye- or the fruits, the cocoa- nut, plantain, banana, the alligator pear, the cashew, papaw, custard apples, and others too numerous to mention; the recollection of which even now makes my mouth water, as it did sometimes then, when we saw but could not obtain them. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.