Dry fruits and dried fruits are loosely interchangeable terms. But the fact remains; they are two different things with different characteristics and uses. You will notice that both nuts and dehydrated fruits count as dry fruits in the normal lingo. So broadly, you could categorize dry fruits as dehiscent or indehiscent. Dehiscent refers to those dry fruits found inside a seedpod and indehiscent means the dry fruits not found inside a seedpod. These dry fruits include cashews, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and every other nut that you can think of.