CACAO

cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao

(noun) tropical American tree producing cacao beans

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

cacao (countable and uncountable, plural cacaos)

A tree, Theobroma cacao, whose seed is used to make chocolate.

This tree's seed, the cocoa bean.

Source: Wiktionary


Ca*ca"o, n. Etym: [Sp., fr. Mex. kakahuatl. Cf. Cocoa, Chocolate] (Bot.)

Definition: A small evergreen tree (Theobroma Cacao) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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