anacardiaceous

anacardiaceous

[an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
Compare cashew family.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ana-, cardi-, -aceae) + -ous

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anacardiaceous (ˌænəˌkɑːdɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacardiaceae, a chiefly tropical family of trees and shrubs many of which have edible drupes. The family includes the cashew, mango, pistachio, and sumach
 
[C19: from New Latin Anacardiāceae, from ana- + Greek kardia heart; so called from the shape of the top of the fruit stem]

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