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The round, hard-shelled nut or the edible white kernel of either of two evergreen trees (Macadamia integrifolia or M. tetraphylla) native to Australia and widely cultivated in Hawaii.
[New Latin Macadamia, genus name, after John Macadam (1827-1865), Scottish-born Australian chemist.]
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mac•a•da′mi•a nut`(ˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə)
the round, hard-shelled nut of an Australian tree, Macadamia ternifolia, of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii.
[1925–30; < New Latin (1858), after John Macadam (1827–65), Scottish-born chemist; see -ia]
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|Noun||1.||macadamia nut - small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts|
macadamia nut - nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
genus Macadamia - trees or shrubs; Madagascar to Australia
|2.||macadamia nut - nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat|
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
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