Definitions for cacaokəˈkɑ oʊ, -ˈkeɪ oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•ca•okəˈkɑ oʊ, -ˈkeɪ oʊ(n.)(pl.)-ca•os.

  1. a small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, cultivated for its seeds, the source of cocoa and chocolate.

    Category: Plants

  2. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also, cocoa. 1 1

Origin of cacao:

1545–55; < Sp < Nahuatl cacahuatl

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao(noun)

    tropical American tree producing cacao beans


  1. cacao(Noun)

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

  2. cacao(Noun)

    This tree's seed, the cocoa bean

  3. Origin: Via , from cacahuatl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacao(noun)

    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

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cacao

    A tree of the family Sterculiaceae (or Byttneriaceae), usually Theobroma cacao, or its seeds, which after fermentation and roasting, yield cocoa and chocolate.

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the tropical tree from whose seeds cocoa and chocolate are made.

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