322. SEMECARPUS.—ORIENTAL CASHEW NUT. The fruit of Semecar'pus anacar'dium Linné, growing in Eastern India, a heart-shaped, somewhat flattened nut, about 20 mm. (4/5 in.) long, invested with a blackish-brown pericarp containing a brown, acrid, vesicating oil. Used as a local irritant.
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.