cashew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cashew kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted
    • n cashew tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin
    • Cashew (Bot) 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 the cashew nut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cashew nut in its natural state contains a poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat.
    • n cashew The Anacardium occidentale and its fruit. See Anacardium and cashew-nut.
    • n cashew Same as cachou.
    • n cashew See cushaw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
    • n Cashew ka-shōō′ a spreading tree of no great height, in both the East and West Indies, the fruit of which is a kidney-shaped nut at the end of a pear-shaped fleshy stalk, the kernel of this nut and the fleshy stalk (called the Cashew′-app′le) being both used as food.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. acajou, for cajou, prob. from Malay kāyu, tree; cf. Pg. acaju, cf. Acajou
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. acajou—Brazilian acajoba.

Usage

In literature:

Here, also, the cashew tree grows to great perfection.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
One kind is the common cashew nut.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
OF THE SOURSOPS, CASHEWS AND JENNIPAHS.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Of the former the leaves are smooth and pointed; of the latter they are roundish, resembling those of the cashew.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Those I bought were of Guava, cashew apple, citron, and lime.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
One of these bears nuts of huge size, another smaller nuts with very thin shell and with the flavor of the Cashew nut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
In a bend of the river cashew trees overshadowed the thatch of fishing huts.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
Boucan became a French verb, and, according to Labat, was itself the Carib name for the cashew nut.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
The cashoo or cashew (genus Anacardium), the pistacia, sumach, mango, &c., are members of the order.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
But all the information we could glean was that they were called French cashew.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
The cashew nut, 260 103.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
Poison-Oak or Cashew Family.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

Akhtar Nawab of Elettaria tweaks Indian and New American flavors to create hybrid dishes like pig foot sprinkled with fried cashews, and samosas stuffed with braised rabbit.
He's sold Taiwanese wigs, peddled cashew trees in Belize, even pushed cactuses in the Mexican desert.
While camping at Powell Ranger Station on the Lochsa River, a bluejay ignored us and our dog while dining on Fritos, almonds, and cashews.
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg white, beaten until frothy 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews.
Cashews that have been soaked in water give the dip a beautifully creamy consistency.
Blue Mountain's nondairy gourmet ice cream is made from cashews.
The duck and cashew butter sandwich will likely always have a place on the lunch menu at Bayona (430 Dauphine St, 504-525-4455.
5 ounces roasted salted cashews, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup).
Asparagus Casserole, Penne, Spinach, Asparagus and Cashew Salad.
Zeba Faroogui of Newburgh grinds raw cashews to thicken the sauce of chicken korma, a fragrant Indian stew of chicken, spices, coconut milk and yogurt.
Pesto 1 cup watercress 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 Tbs toasted cashew nuts 2 cloves garlic, crushed Salt to taste 50g parmesan cheese 8 scallops 1 Tbs butter 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil.
Stir-Fried Chicken With Peanuts or Cashews, Nut and Cheese Salad With Lemon Dressing, and Herb Roasted Mixed Nuts.
We tested 72 options to find the best peanut, cashew, and almond nut butters available.
New Mexico-based Sunland Inc has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters , tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products.
1/2 cup rinsed raw cashews.
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