Definition of macadamia in English:


Line breaks: maca|da¦mia
Pronunciation: /ˌmakəˈdeɪmɪə


1An Australian rainforest tree with slender, glossy evergreen leaves and globular edible nuts.
  • Genus Macadamia, family Proteaceae: several species, especially M. integrifolia and M. tetraphylla
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  • Saxby Bridge has enthusiastically marketed all sorts of tax effective schemes involving things like tea trees, macadamias, wine and even online lingerie.
  • Around 1882 the macadamia was introduced to Hawaii, and flourished.
  • More than 50,000 Mum and Dad investors claimed billions in tax deductions through the '90s for investing in things like macadamias, tea-trees and wine.
1.1 (also macadamia nut) The edible nut of the macadamia tree.
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  • Its flavour has been likened to a cross between a Brazil nut and a macadamia nut.
  • Although a macadamia nut is 75% fat, most of the fat is monounsaturated.
  • Like two other symbols of Hawaii, the pineapple and the macadamia nut, the ukulele is in fact an immigrant.


modern Latin, named after John Macadam (1827–65), Australian chemist.

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