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1. cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree, theobroma cacao

tropical American tree producing cacao beans

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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.  cacao bean
3.  cacao butter

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nounWord forms: plural caˈcaˌos (kəˈkeɪoʊz ; kəkāˈōz; kəˈkɑoʊz ; kəkäˈōz; kəˈkaʊˌoʊz ; kəkouˈōzˌ)
a tropical American tree (Theobroma cacao) of the sterculia family, bearing large, elliptical seedpods
the nutritious seeds (cacao beans) of this tree, from which cocoa and chocolate are made

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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.

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