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
- 2002, P. K. Ray, Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, page 221:
- Soft-wood grafting and veneer grafting are successful in cashew.
- 2005, Roger Martin, Tree-Kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea, page 106:
- Also known as the Native Cashew, it is a member of the Anacardiaceae, the same plant family to which the Cashew and Mango trees belong.
- 2007, Alice Kurian, K. V. Peter (series editor), Commercial Crops Technology (Horticulture Science; 8), page 63:
- Cashew (Anacardium occidental L.) is an export-oriented crop grown for its nuts, a true drupe.
- A cashew nut.
- 1996, Thomas Payne, “17: Nuts”, in Laszlo Somogyi, Diane M. Barrett, Y. H. Hui, editors, Processing Fruits, page 529:
- In some countries, cashews continue to be cracked manually although cracking machinery and other shelling mechanisms have been introduced.
- 2004, Frederic Rosengarten, Jr., The Book of Edible Nuts, page 46:
- The bland cashew is a fitting substitute for higher priced almonds to extend the nut texture. In baking, however, almonds are more suitable for cake decoration than cashews.
- 2010, Dick Logue, 500 Low Glycemic Index Recipes, page 413:
- This is a spicy variation of Kung Pao Chicken using cashews rather than the more common peanuts.
Derived terms Edit
- cashew apple
- cashew nut
- wild cashew (Anacardium excelsum or Anacardium giganteum)
- cashew tree
- cashew bird
- Otaheite cashew
cashew nut — see cashew nut