the wood of any of several species of mahogany.
the cashew tree, its nuts, or resin.
historical examples

du clos, origin of his fairy tale of acajou and zirphile, and account of his satirical preface to it, ii.
curiosities of literature, vol. 3 (of 3) isaac disraeli

acajou in french, signifies mahogany, as it does also in louisiana creole.
“gombo zhbes” lafcadio hearn

a type of mahogany used by cabinet-makers in france
a less common name for cashew

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