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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cacao Tree
cacao tree (current term)
Literary usage of Cacao tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."