macadamia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n macadamia any tree of the genus Macadamia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell
    • n macadamia A genus of dicotyledonous apetalous plants belonging to the natural order Proteaceæ and the tribe Grevilleeæ, characterized by having two pendulous ovules, seeds with unequal and fleshy cotyledons, anthers on short filaments inserted a little below the laminæ, and a ring-like four-lobed or four-parted disk. There are two species, found only in eastern Australia. They are tall shrubs or trees with whorled leaves, either entire or serrate, and flowers pedicellate in pairs, in terminal or axillary racemes, the pedicels not connate. M. ternifolia is the Queensland nut-tree, a small tree with dense foliage, a firm, fine-grained wood, and an edible nut with the taste of hazel, an inch or more in diameter.
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Usage


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1 2.25-ounce bag macadamia nuts, chopped and toasted.
Toasted and chopped macadamia nuts 2 ½ lbs.
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2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts or hazelnuts, toasted.
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Macadamia nut oil and shea butter (moisturize).
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