macadamia nut
noun Etymology: New Latin Macadamia, from John Macadam died 1865 Australian chemist Date: 1929 a hard-shelled nut somewhat resembling a filbert and produced by an Australian evergreen tree (Macadamia integrifolia) of the protea family that is cultivated extensively in Hawaii — called also macadamia

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  • macadamia nut — n. The hard shelled nut of the {Macadamia ternifolia}, or the delicious edible nut without its shell; large quantities are produced in Hawaii and sold commercially. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macadamia nut — [mak΄ə dā′mē ə] n. 〚ModL Macadamia, after John Macadam (died 1865), Scot chemist in Australia〛 a spherical, hard shelled, edible nut from an Australian tree (Macadamia ternifolia) of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii * * * …   Universalium

  • macadamia nut — [mak΄ə dā′mē ə] n. [ModL Macadamia, after John Macadam (died 1865), Scot chemist in Australia] a spherical, hard shelled, edible nut from an Australian tree (Macadamia ternifolia) of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii …   English World dictionary

  • macadamia nut — noun 1. small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts • Syn: ↑macadamia nut tree, ↑Macadamia ternifolia • Regions: ↑Hawaii, ↑Hawai i, ↑Aloha State, ↑HI …   Useful english dictionary

  • macadamia-nut — plačialapė makadamija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Protėjinių šeimos augalas (Macadamia integrifolia), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Macadamia integrifolia angl. macadamia nut; Queenslandnut; smooth …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • macadamia-nut — keturlapė makadamija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Protėjinių šeimos augalas (Macadamia tetraphylla), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Macadamia tetraphylla angl. macadamia nut; Queensland nut; rough… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • macadamia nut — mac•a•da′mi•a nut [[t]ˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə[/t]] n. pln the round, hard shelled nut of an Australian tree, Macadamia ternifolia, of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii • Etymology: 1925–30; < NL (1858), after John Macadam (1827–65), Scottish… …   From formal English to slang

  • macadamia nut — noun the hard shelled edible seed of the macadamia tree …   Wiktionary

  • Macadamia nut — Also known as the Queensland nut. It is a fleshy white nut coconut like flavour. It has an extreemly high fat content …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • macadamia nut — Australian Slang Also known as the Queensland nut. It is a fleshy white nut coconut like flavour. It has an extreemly high fat content …   English dialects glossary

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