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macadamia

(ˌmækəˈdeɪmɪə)
n
1. (Plants) any tree of the Australian proteaceous genus Macadamia, esp M. ternifolia, having clusters of small white flowers and edible nutlike seeds
2. (Plants) macadamia nut the seed of this tree
[C19: New Latin, named after John Macadam (1827–1865), Australian chemist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macadamia - any tree of the genus Macadamiamacadamia - any tree of the genus Macadamia  
genus Macadamia - trees or shrubs; Madagascar to Australia
Macadamia integrifolia - medium-sized tree of eastern Australia having creamy-white flowers
macadamia nut, macadamia nut tree, Macadamia ternifolia - small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts
Macadamia tetraphylla, Queensland nut - bushy tree with pink to purple flowers
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
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