Meaning of cashew

cash•ew

Pronunciation: (kash', ku-sh'), [key]
— n.
  1. a tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to tropical America, having milky juice, simple, leathery leaves, and yellowish-pink flowers in open clusters.
  2. Also calledthe small, kidney-shaped, edible nut of this tree.
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