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cash·ew / ˈkashˌoō; kəˈsh/ • n. 1. (also cashew nut) an edible kidney-shaped nut, rich in oil and protein. 2. (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.

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cashewcachou, cashew •sandshoe • fichu •issue, Mogadishu, tissue •Honshu • horseshoe • snowshoe •Kyushu • gumshoe • overshoe

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cashew 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.

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cashew See ANACARDIUM.

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cashew large W. Indian tree, Anacardium occidentale, XVIII. — Pg. (a)caju — Tupi.