cacao tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cacao tree tropical American tree producing cacao beans
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Usage

In literature:

COCOA and CHOCOLATE are made from the fruit of the cacao, or chocolate, tree.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
He transformed the cacao trees into plants of no value, and ordered the birds of rich plumage to leave the land before him.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
The cacao-tree has been tried, but a blight kills it.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
In one range of cacao trees a banana is placed between two cacaos, and an erythrina between the two following.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Describe the Cacao-nut Tree.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
On the same cacao tree every day of the year may be found flowers, young podkins and mature pods side by side.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
The stem of the cacao-tree is about four inches in diameter.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Since American occupation the cacao tree has been cultivated, and cocoa bids fair to be the chief export in the near future.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
This is the region where the cacao-tree and prickly sarsaparilla grow.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The cacao-tree, originally native to Mexico, is now cultivated throughout tropical America and the West Indies.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
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In news:

The cacao tree is endemic to the Amazon basin but moved up thousands of years ago to Mesoamerica , the region that stretches from central Mexico through most of Central America.
The Aztecs used the cacao tree as a representation of the universe.
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