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Definition of cashew noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cashew

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʃuː//
 
; BrE BrE//kæˈʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæˈʃuː//
 
(also cashew nut)
 
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the small curved nut of the tropical American cashew tree, used in cooking and often eaten salted with alcoholic drinks Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani acajú, cajú.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cashew