/ ˈkashˌoō; kəˈshoō/
(also cashew nut)
an edible kidney-shaped nut, rich in oil and protein.
(also cashew tree)
a bushy tropical American tree (Anacardium occidentale), bearing cashew nuts singly at the tip of each swollen fruit. The
cashew family (Anacardiaceae) also includes the mangoes, pistachios, sumacs, and poison ivy.
•sandshoe • fichu
• horseshoe • snowshoe
•Kyushu • gumshoe • overshoe
Evergreen shrub or tree grown in the tropics, important for its nuts. The wood is used for boxes and boats, and produces a gum similar to gum arabic
. Height: to 12m (39ft). Family Anacardiaceae; species Anacardium occidentale.