Cacao



a small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, cultivated for its seeds, the source of cocoa, chocolate, etc.
Also, cocoa. the fruit or seeds of this tree.
Contemporary Examples

4 Autumnal Desserts Michel Richard November 17, 2010
The Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway Nina Strochlic December 17, 2014
Four Chocolate Questions Answered Mary Goodbody September 28, 2009

Historical Examples

Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
Breakfast Dainties Thomas J. Murrey
Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes Miss Parloa

noun
a small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, having yellowish flowers and reddish-brown seed pods from which cocoa and chocolate are prepared: family Sterculiaceae
cacao bean, another name for cocoa bean
cacao butter, another name for cocoa butter
n.

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