cacao

Part of speech: noun

Chocolate nuts, or the tree producing them.

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Usage examples "cacao":

  1. His account of these in the Dictionary is quoted from Miller's Gardener's Dictionary and Hill's Materia Medica, in which the former is spelt coco and the latter cacao and cocoa. - "The evolution of English lexicography", James Augustus Henry Murray.
  2. Here was her beloved Le Zephyr, with its blossoming cacao- groves. - "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.
  3. The cacao- tree has been tried, but a blight kills it. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.