Definitions for macadamia nutˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mac•a•da′mi•a nut`ˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə(n.)
the round, hard-shelled nut of an Australian tree, Macadamia ternifolia, of the protea family, cultivated in Hawaii.
Origin of macadamia nut:
1925–30; < NL (1858), after John Macadam (1827–65), Scottish-born chemist; see -ia
macadamia nut, macadamia nut tree, Macadamia ternifolia(noun)
small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts
nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat
the hard-shelled edible seed of the macadamia tree
Macadamia integrifolia is a tree in the Proteaceae family, native to Queensland in Australia. Common names include macadamia nut, bauple nut, Queensland nut or nut oak. This species is a small tree; its leaves have toothed margins and are 7 to 15 cm in length. The flowers are white or pinkish followed by woody, rounded fruits which are 2 to 3.5 cm in diameter. It has been introduced to Mexico and has done well in the States of Michoacán and Jalisco. The trees will survive in hardiness zones 10 and 11.
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