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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mak-uh-dey-mee-uh]
    • /ˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mak-uh-dey-mee-uh]
    • /ˌmæk əˈdeɪ mi ə/

Definitions of macadamia word

  • noun macadamia any Australian tree of the genus Macadamia, especially M. ternifolia, having whorled leaves and elongated clusters of pink flowers. 1
  • noun macadamia Also called macadamia nut. the edible, hard-shelled seed of this tree. 1
  • noun macadamia An Australian tree with slender, glossy evergreen leaves and globular edible nuts. 1
  • noun macadamia Australian nut 1
  • noun macadamia Australian tree bearing nuts 1
  • noun macadamia any tree of the Australian proteaceous genus Macadamia, esp M. ternifolia, having clusters of small white flowers and edible nutlike seeds 0

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Origin of macadamia

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; < New Latin, named after John Macadam (died 1865), Australian chemist; see -ia

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Macadamia


macadamia popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

macadamia usage trend in Literature

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