alligator cacao


: a cacao (Theobroma pentagona) cultivated in Central America

Word History


so called from the resemblance of the pod to alligator hide

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alligator cacao was in 1893

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“Alligator cacao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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