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ca·ca·o

(kə-kou′, -kā′ō)
n. pl. ca·ca·os
1. An evergreen tropical American tree (Theobroma cacao) having leathery, ellipsoid, ten-ribbed fruits borne on the trunks and older branches. Also called chocolate tree.
2. The seed of this plant, used in making chocolate, cocoa, and cocoa butter. Also called cacao bean, cocoa bean.

[Spanish, from Nahautl cacahuatl, perhaps from proto-Mixe-Zoque *kakawa; compare Mixe cacu and Zoque cacva (proto-Mixe-Zoquean perhaps being the language of the Olmec civilization and thus the ultimate source of many Mesoamerican cultural words).]
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cacao

(kəˈkɑːəʊ; -ˈkeɪəʊ)
n
1. (Plants) a small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, having yellowish flowers and reddish-brown seed pods from which cocoa and chocolate are prepared: family Sterculiaceae
2. (Plants) cacao bean another name for cocoa bean
3. (Cookery) cacao butter another name for cocoa butter
[C16: from Spanish, from Nahuatl cacauatl cacao beans]
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ca•ca•o

(kəˈkɑ 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.
2. Also, cocoa. the fruit or seeds of this tree.
[1545–55; < Sp < Nahuatl cacahuatl]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cacao - tropical American tree producing cacao beanscacao - tropical American tree producing cacao beans
cacao bean, cocoa bean - seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
genus Theobroma, Theobroma - cacao plants
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Translations
شَجَرَةُ الكاكاو
kakaovník
kakaotræ
kakaóbab
kakótré
kakavamedis
kakao
kakaovník

cacao

[kəˈkɑːəʊ] Ncacao m
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cacao

n (= tree, bean)Kakao m
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cacao

(kəˈkaːəu) , ((American) kəˈkeiou) noun
the tropical tree from whose seeds cocoa and chocolate are made.
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ca·cao

n. cacao, planta de la cual se deriva el chocolate, alcaloide diurético.
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Ya derivados de cacaos ordinarios (que resultan de los cacaos Forasteros) o finos o de aroma (que son los Criollos y los Trinitarios), sus frutos o bayas (llamados maracas o mazorcas) son procesados artesanal o industrialmente, hasta obtener subproductos y productos finales derivados.
De acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos en sucesivas investigaciones efectuadas por Lanaud desde 1988, se pudo determinar la diferencia entre los cacaos criollos con respecto a los forasteros.
This was one of the valuable insights from the Cacao Link Luzon Congress held in San Fernando, Pampanga on Nov.