acajou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French acajou ("cashew"), from Portuguese acaju, from Old Tupi acaju[1] or agapú (mahogany) or the same root as cashew[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acajou (plural acajous)

  1. The cashew tree. [From the late 16th century.][3]
  2. A cashew nut. [From the late 16th century.][3]
  3. The wood from the mahogany tree or other trees from the family Meliaceae.
  4. A moderate reddish brown that is slightly yellower and stronger than mahogany
    acajou colour:    

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindberg, Christine A., ed. The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd. New York: Spark Publishing, 2007.
  2. ^ acajou” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese acaju.

Noun[edit]

acajou m (plural acajous)

  1. cashew tree; also, its fruit
  2. mahogany tree; also, its timber

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French acajou.

Noun[edit]

acajou m (plural acajous)

  1. mahogany

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