the wood of any of several species of mahogany.
the cashew tree, its nuts, or resin.
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
inability or loss of the ability to perform arithmetic operations. noun (psychol) an inability to make simple mathematical calculations acalculia a·cal·cu·li·a (ā’kāl-kyōō’lē-ə) n. A form of aphasia characterized by the inability to perform mathematical calculations.
(in former classifications) any coelenterate of the group Acalephae, including the sea nettles and jellyfishes. Historical Examples Perhaps they too act like the venomous matter produced in the thread-capsules of the acaleph. Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel And throughout considerable portions […]
acam American College for Advancement in Medicine
acampsia acampsia a·camp·si·a (ə-kāmp’sē-ə, ā-kāmp’-) n. Stiffening or rigidity of a joint.
a combining form from Greek meaning “spine,” used in the formation of compound words: acanthocephalan. combining form indicating a spine or thorn: acanthocephalan acantho- or acanth- pref. Thorn; spine; spinous process: acanthocyte.