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anacardiaceous

[an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuh s] /ˌæn əˌkɑr diˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
Compare cashew family.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Anacardiace(ae) plant family name (see ana-, cardi-, -aceae) + -ous
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anacardiaceous

/ˌænəˌkɑːdɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
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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