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.
the cashew nut.
tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted
a type of small roughly horseshoe shaped nut
Sweet, buttery, kidney-shaped nuts that grow from the bottom of the tropical cashew apple.
The kidney-shaped nut that grows on the outside of the cashew apple at its base. The shell is highly toxic. Cashews have a sweet buttery flavor and contain about 48% fat.
Although a native of Brazil, the cashew was taken...
The Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil, where it is called by its Portuguese name Caju (the fruit) or Cajueiro (the tree). It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew "nuts" (see below) and cashew apples.