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Marking Nut

Marking Nut, fruit of a large tree, member of the cashew family, common in southern Asia. The marking nut tree produces kidney-shaped nuts that are roasted to remove acridity and then salted; the nuts are considered a delicacy. Both the black juice of the nut and the milky juice that flows from the tree after it is cut are used as indelible ink for marking linen and cotton goods.

"`Scientific classification"`: The marking

"`Scientific classification"`: The marking nut tree is a member of the family Anacardiaceae. It is classified as "Semecarpus anacardium".

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