Pronunciation: (kash'OO, ku-shOO'), [key]
1. a tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to tropical America, having milky juice, simple, leathery leaves, and yellowish-pink flowers in open clusters.
2. Also called cash'ew nut". the small, kidney-shaped, edible nut of this tree.
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