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macadamia /ˌmækəˈdeɪmɪə/ n
  1. any tree of the Australian proteaceous genus Macadamia, esp M. ternifolia, having clusters of small white flowers and edible nutlike seeds
  2. macadamia nutthe seed of this tree
Etymology: 19th Century: New Latin, named after John Macadam (1827–1865), Australian chemist

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