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Meaning of cashew family

cash'ew fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Anacardiaceae, typified by trees, shrubs, or vines having resinous and sometimes poisonous juice, alternate leaves, small flowers, and a nut or fleshy fruit, and including the cashew, mango, pistachio, poison ivy, and sumac.
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