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Cashew Apple

Anacardiaceae (cashew family) » Anacardium occidentale

 

an-uh-KAR-dee-um -- a fruit's name of an Indian tree, applied to cashew by Linnaeus

ock-sih-den-TAY-lee -- of or from the west

 

commonly known as: cashew • Hindi: hijli-badam, काजू kaju • Kannada: ಗೇರು geru, ಗೋಡಮ್ಬಿ godambe • Konkani: काजू kaju • Marathi: काजू kaju • Sanskrit: kajutaka, वृक्कफल vrkkaphalah • Tamil: andimangottai, முந்திரி muntiri, முந்திரிக்கொட்டை muntirikkottai • Telugu: అగ్రబీజము agrabijamu, జీడిమామిడి jidimamidi, mokka mamidi, ముంతమామిడి muntamamidi • Urdu: kaajuu

 

Native to: Brazil

 

 

... the actual fruit is the nut, the apple is a swollen stem.

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaDave's GardenTop Tropicals

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Taken on June 21, 2007