cashew nut

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cashew nut (plural cashew nuts)

  1. The seed of the cashew tree, often viewed as a nut in the culinary sense.
    Hypernym: seed
    • 2015, Encyclopedia of Food and Health, Academic Press (→ISBN), page 683:
      Cashew nut is made up of a fruit in which the kernel is embedded. The real fruit of the cashew is commonly a nut. It is a kidney- or heart-shaped achene, in any normal variety.