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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tropical American tree producing certain beans.

Usage examples (33)
  • Vinson said chocolate was given the name cacao, meaning "food of the gods."
  • Many years ago the word cacao was misspelled in English as cocoa.
  • In old manuscripts the word cacao is spelled in all manner of ways, but
  • After dinner a small piece of cheesecake made with real cacao is just perfect. for more
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  • "Cacao" is a South American tree that produces seeds which are dried and used in making "cocoa," "coco" is the nut from the coconut tree, "cocoa" is a chocolate drink prepared from "cacao" beans, while a "koko" is a honey-eating bird of New Zealand.
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