Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) tropical American tree producing cacao beans

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Alternate forms of Cacao

Hyponyms: cacao bean, cocoa bean

Hypernyms: angiospermous tree, flowering tree

Origin of the word Cacao

  1. 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." more

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