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acajou

Syllabification: ac·a·jou
Pronunciation: /ˈakəˌZHo͞o, -ˌjo͞o
 
/

Definition of acajou in English:

noun

1The wood of certain tropical timber-yielding trees, especially mahogany.
Example sentences
  • In French acajou means ‘mahogany’, which has caused confusion.
  • The rooms are built from sustainable African mahogany (acajou) which creates a feeling of warmth and homeliness.
  • The beautiful mahogany (acajou) used in its construction was specially cultivated for environmentally friendly construction in the man-made forests of South Africa.
2 another term for cashew.

Origin

late 16th century: from French, via Portuguese from Tupi acajú.

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