Anacardiaceous
Anacardiaceous An`a*car"di*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family, or order, of plants of which the cashew tree is the type, and the species of sumac are well known examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • anacardiaceous — adjective see anacardiaceae * * * /an euh kahr dee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants. Cf. cashew family. [1850 55; < NL Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ANA , CARDI , ACEAE) + OUS] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anacardiaceous — /an euh kahr dee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants. Cf. cashew family. [1850 55; < NL Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ANA , CARDI , ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anacardiaceous — an·a·car·di·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • anacardiaceous — /ˌænəkadiˈeɪʃəs/ (say .anuhkahdee ayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs including the cashew, mango, pistachio, sumach, etc. {New Latin Anacardiāceae (ana ana + Greek kardia heart + āceae aceae) + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aspidosperma Quebracho — Quebracho Que*bra cho, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree ({Aspidosperma Quebracho}); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn[oe]a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; called also {white quebracho}, to distinguish it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jambosa Malaccensis — Otaheite apple O ta*hei te ap ple [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] (Bot.) (a) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree ({Spondias dulcis}), also called {vi apple}. It is rather larger than an apple, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loxopterygium Lorentzii — Quebracho Que*bra cho, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree ({Aspidosperma Quebracho}); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn[oe]a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; called also {white quebracho}, to distinguish it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Otaheite apple — O ta*hei te ap ple [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] (Bot.) (a) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree ({Spondias dulcis}), also called {vi apple}. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pistache — Pis*tache , n. [OE. pistace, fr. F. pistache. See {Pistachio}.] (Bot.) The anacardiaceous tree {Pistacia vera}, which yields the pistachio nut; also, the nut itself and the flavoring extract prepared from it. Called also {pistachio}. [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pistache — Pistachio Pis*ta chio, n. [It. pistacchio (cf. Sp. pistacho, F. pistache), fr. L. pistacium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. Per. pistah. Cf. {Fistinut}.] (Bot.) The nut of the {Pistacia vera}, a tree of the order {Anacardiace[ae]}, containing a kernel of a pale… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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