cacao bean

cacao bean
a seed of the cacao tree.
Also, cocoa bean.

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

  • cacao bean — noun see cacao …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cacao bean — /kəˈkeɪoʊ bin/ (say kuh kayoh been) noun → cocoa bean …  

  • 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 — Prepared c., or cocoa, a powder prepared from the roasted cured kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma c. Linné (family Sterculiaceae); the tree yields a fat, theobroma oil. SYN: theobroma. [native Mexican origin] c. oil SYN: theobroma oil. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — noun (plural cacaos) Etymology: Spanish, from Nahuatl cacahuatl Date: 1555 1. the dried partly fermented fatty seeds of a South American evergreen tree (Theobroma cacao of the family Sterculiaceae) that are used in making cocoa, chocolate, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cacao nib — noun or cocoa nib : a piece of a cacao bean that has been roasted, dried, dehusked, and degermed usually used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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