Definition of Theobroma cacao

1. Noun. Tropical American tree producing cacao beans.

Exact synonyms: Cacao, Cacao Tree, Chocolate Tree
Specialized synonyms: Cacao Bean, Cocoa Bean
Group relationships: Genus Theobroma, Theobroma
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theobroma Cacao

Thelypteris hexagonoptera
Thelypteris palustris
Thelypteris palustris pubescens
Thelypteris phegopteris
Thelypteris simulata
Themis
Themistian
Themisto
Themistocles
Theo
Theo.
Theobald
Theobald Smith
Theobald Smith's phenomenon
Theobid
Theobroma cacao (current term)
Theodor Kocher
Theodor Mommsen
Theodor Schwann
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodora
Theodore
Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dwight Weld
Theodore Harold White
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial National Park
Theodore Samuel Williams
Theofanis

Literary usage of Theobroma cacao

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The larger proportion of commercial cacao is produced by Theobroma cacao (Fig. 3793). Other species native to Central America and the West Indies are T. ..."

2. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to by John Jay Williams, Tehuantepec Railroad Company of New Orleans (1852)
"Although the distribution of the plants of the Isthmus, as has been said, may be considered general, the theobroma cacao forms somewhat of an exception, ..."

3. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to by John Jay Williams (1852)
"Although the distribution of the plants of the Isthmus, as has been said, may be considered general, the theobroma cacao forms somewhat of an exception, ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"Chocolate and Cocoa are products of the "beans" or seeds of several small trees, natives of tropical America, of which Theobroma cacao L. (order ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1860)
""The Cacao (Theobroma cacao)—the history of its culture, products, and uses, in medicine and domestic economy ?" Such is the designation of a subject ..."

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