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



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 Originlate 16th cent.: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani acajú, cajú.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cashew