A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear- shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.
- A tropical American evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale) widely cultivated for its edible nutlike kernels.
- The kidney-shaped seed of this tree, eaten after roasting.