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  • cacao tree — noun tropical American tree producing cacao beans • Syn: ↑cacao, ↑chocolate tree, ↑Theobroma cacao • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Hyponyms: ↑cacao bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cacao — taxobox name = Cacao image caption = Cacao tree with fruit pods regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Malvales familia = Malvaceae genus = Theobroma species = T. cacao binomial …   Wikipedia

  • cacao — /keuh kah oh, kay oh/, n., pl. cacaos. 1. a small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, cultivated for its seeds, the source of cocoa, chocolate, etc. 2. Also, cocoa. the fruit or seeds of this tree. [1545 55; < Sp < Nahuatl… …   Universalium

  • cacao bean — noun seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate • Syn: ↑cocoa bean • Hypernyms: ↑cacao, ↑cacao tree, ↑chocolate tree, ↑Theobroma cacao • Substance Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cacao — ca·ca·o || kÉ™ kɑːəʊ n. yellow flowered tree; seed of the cacao tree (source of cocoa) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacao bean — a seed of the cacao tree. Also, cocoa bean. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • cacao bean — caca′o or cocoa bean n. pln a seed of the cacao tree • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • cacao — [kə kā′ō, kəkä′ō] n. pl. cacaos [kə kā′ōz, kəkä′ōz, kə kou′ōz΄] [Sp < Nahuatl kakawaλ, cacao seed] 1. a tropical American tree (Theobroma cacao) of the sterculia family, bearing large, elliptical seedpods 2. the nutritious seeds (cacao beans)… …   English World dictionary

  • cacao — ca*ca o, n. [Sp., fr. Mex. kakahuatl. Cf. {Cocoa}, {Chocolate}] (Bot.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cacao — (n.) seed from which cocoa and chocolate are made, 1550s, from Sp. cacao, from Nahuatl (Aztec) cacaua, root form of cacahuatl bean of the cocoa tree …   Etymology dictionary

  • cacao — is a seed pod (or its tree) from which cocoa and chocolate are made, and should not be confused with the word cocoa itself. Cacao comes from a Nahuatl (Native Central American) word …   Modern English usage


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