Definition of acajou in English:


Pronunciation /ˈäkəZHo͞o/ /ˈɑkəʒu/


  • 1The wood of several tropical American timber-yielding trees, especially mahogany.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘A hotel conceived with beautiful mahogany (acajou) wood specially cultivated for environment friendly construction in the man made forests of South Africa.’
  • 2

    another term for cashew


Late 16th century from French, via Portuguese from Tupi acajú.