from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale) widely cultivated for its edible nutlike kernels.
- n. The kidney-shaped seed of this tree, eaten after roasting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to northeastern Brazil, now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples.
- n. A cashew nut.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. the cashew nut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Anacardium occidentale and its fruit. See Anacardium and cashew-nut.
- n. Same as cachou.
- n. See cushaw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted
- n. tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
Probably Portuguese acajú, from Tupi, from cajú, yellow fruit, acidic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French acajou, from Portuguese acajú, from Tupian acajuba or aka'iu. (Wiktionary)