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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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For example, plant breeders can dip into the macadamia gene pool to develop new commercial varieties and then select for macadamias with better flavour, thinner shells for easy cracking (the protective shells are rock hard) or regional suitability.
Macadamia, pecan and almond shells are of little commercial value other than the nuts' natural packaging -- or livestock bedding.
Sus liposomas cargados de aminoacidos y activos hidratantes, sus nanoesferas que concentran vitamina E, provitamina B5 (suavizante-lubricante) y su aceite vigorizante extraido de la nuez de macadamia, te aseguran un nivel optimo de hidratacion hasta en las capas mas profundas de tu epidermis y nutren eficazmente tu piel.
Then AID chipped away at the nation's health-care system and redirected its agriculture from self-sufficiency and the production of staple goods to what Honey calls the "agriculture of desserts." Instead of producing rice, corn, sorghum, and beans, Costa Rica, as a condition of receiving AID grants, was required to produce luxury crops--"melons, strawberries, macadamia nuts, pineapples, flowers, and ferns"--for the U.S.
Others (macadamia nuts, for example) face low-cost foreign competition.
A recent news release from the University of Hawaii answers affirmatively--especially if one favors the macadamia nut, one of Hawaii's major cash crops.
Serve hot or cold in individual dessert glasses with a dollop of macadamia cream and the flaked almonds.
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70g raw macadamia nuts, chopped, plus extra to garnish
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 17 2018] Macadamia market continues on its impressive growth, underpinned by fostering consumption of dried nuts and fruits, coupled with beneficial nutritional profile of Macadamia.