Definition of Cacao tree
1. Noun. Tropical American tree producing cacao beans.
Specialized synonyms: Cacao Bean, Cocoa Bean
Group relationships: Genus Theobroma, Theobroma
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cacao Tree
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Literary usage of Cacao tree
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1. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"By long cultivation the cacao-tree had developed a larger seed, ... borrowing a well-known phrase Cacao-tree. of Pliny, that great changes in human life ..."
2. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"cacao tree, the tree that produces the chocolate nut, and is a native of South America. ... The cacao tree bears two crops a year, yielding at each, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"The ash of several parte of the cacao- tree, from the plantations of Manado, in Celebes, has been examined by Bost van Ton nin gen (Rep. Chim. app. ii. ..."