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cacao

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noun ca·cao \kə-ˈkau̇, kə-ˈkā-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of cacao

plural cacaos

  1. 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 cocoa butter—called also cacao bean, cocoa bean

  2. 2:  a tree having small yellowish flowers followed by fleshy pods with many seeds that bear cacao—called also chocolate tree




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