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Shortening of French acajou, from Portuguese acaju, from Tupian acajuba or aka'iu.
- IPA(key): /ˈkæʃuː/, /ˈkæʃjuː/, /kəˈʃuː/
- Homophone: cachou
cashew (plural cashews)
- A tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to northeastern Brazil, now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples.
- Synonym: acajou
- A cashew nut.
- cashew apple