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kəˈkɑ oʊ, -ˈkeɪ oʊca·cao

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree, Theobroma cacaonoun

    tropical American tree producing cacao beans


  1. cacaonoun

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

    Etymology: Via , from cacahuatl.

  2. cacaonoun

    This tree's seed, the cocoa bean

    Etymology: Via , from cacahuatl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacaonoun

    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

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. Mex. kakahuatl. Cf. Cocoa, Chocolate]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cacao

    ka-kā′o, ka-kä′o, n. the chocolate-tree, from the seeds of which chocolate is made. [Mex. cacauatl.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cacao

    [Sp.] The plant Theobroma, from which what is commonly termed cocoa is derived.

Editors Contribution

  1. cacao

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various colors and species.

    Cacao is grown and cultivated for its flowers and seeds, cocoa and chocolate are produced with its produce.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacao in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacao in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cacao in a Sentence

  1. Venezuela William Machado:

    We have nothing. We're not reaping any benefits from our harvest because we don't have buyers for the cacao.

  2. Abby Langer:

    I love Triscuits or any hearty whole-grain cracker sandwiched with almond butter and fresh raspberries, or with banana and cacao nibs.

Images & Illustrations of cacao

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