cacao

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cacao tropical American tree producing cacao beans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Columbus brought cacao (chocolate) beans back to Spain on his fourth voyage in 1502.
    • n cacao (Bot) A small evergreen tree (Theobroma Cacao) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
    • n cacao The chocolate-tree, Theobroma Cacao, natural order Sterculiaceæ. The cacao is a small evergreen tree, from 16 to 40 feet high when growing wild, a native of tropical America, and much cultivated there and to some extent in Asia and Africa. Its fruit is a somewhat pear-shaped pointed pod, 10-furrowed, from 5 to 10 inches long, and contains numerous large seeds embedded in a sweet pulp. These seeds are very nutritive, containing 50 per cent. of fat, are of an agreeable flavor, and are used, both in their fresh state and when dried, as an article of food. The seeds when roasted and divested of their husks and crushed are known as cocoa-nibs. These are ground into an oily paste, and mixed with sugar and flavoring matters, to make chocolate, the most important product of the cacao, (See chocolate.) Cocoa consists of the nibs alone, either unground or ground, dried, and powdered, or of the crude paste dried in flakes. Broma consists of the dry powder of the seeds after a thorough expression of the oil. A decoction is also made from the husks alone, under the name of cocoa-shells. These substances, containing the alkaloid theobromine, analogous to thein and caffein, are very extensively used as substitutes for tea and coffee. The oil from the seeds, called cacao-butter, is solid at ordinary temperatures, and has a pleasant odor and chocolate-like taste. It is used for suppositories, and for making soap, pomatums, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Aztecs of Mexico roasted and ground up the cacao bean, mixed it with water, added peppers and other spices, stirred it up to a froth and drank the pungent mixture they called "chocolatl."
    • n Cacao ka-kā′o the chocolate-tree, from the seeds of which chocolate is made.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. Mex. kakahuatl,. Cf. Cocoa Chocolate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Mex. cacauatl.

Usage

In literature:

In the agricultural regions sugar, cotton, tobacco, cacao, coffee, mandioca and tropical fruits are produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Its people are agriculturists and raise Indian corn, sibucao, hemp, cacao and coffee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) is the tree that produces the fruit from which chocolate is made.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Cinnamon and other spices, besides tobacco, cacao, and other trees and plants, are also more or less extensively grown.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
We are all on the cacao planting.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The coarsest mats are used in drying out copra, cacao beans, paddy, and such products.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
His recruits, even as they drilled, were taught to plant cacao.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Coca, cacao, tobacco and most of the fruits and vegetables of the tropics are also produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
In some countries, but not in all, permanent shade trees are planted amongst the cacao.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
This country enjoyed the profoundest peace at that time, and was everywhere covered with cacao plantations.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
They were the cacao-pods, full of what are called at home cacao-nibs.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
The surrounding country is fertile, producing sugar, Indian corn, and maguay in abundance; rice, cacao and fruits are also produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Cacao kernels were used as tokens and cacao plantations were entailed property.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
The enemies of the cacao seed are legion.
"Cacao Culture in the Philippines" by William S. Lyon
Cotton for the women to spin, beef and cassava to eat, wine and cacao and cane-brandy for drinking, tobacco to soothe his soul.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Its exports, which are large, include rice, coffee of excellent quality, cacao, sugar, Indian corn, horses and cattle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The vicinity produces, in abundance, cacao, yucao, and other vegetable productions.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The plain and the neighbouring valleys produce cacao, tobacco, rice and sugar-cane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
The vicinity produces, in abundance, cacao, yucao, and other vegetable productions.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The chiefest merchandise there, is cacao.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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In news:

Cacao pods in the northern Yucatan.
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.
Have you tried cacao nibs .
Sinful extravagance with cacao bars aplenty.
ADM Cocoa introduces Fresca Cacao and cocoa for dairy foods.
ADM Cocoa recently launched Fresca Cacao and cocoa specifically suitable for dairy applications, and fruity and acidic drinks.
Cacao's Role in Reviving Biodiversity .
The wine reveals dark notes of blackberries intermixed with vanilla and cacao.
2 cups 60% cacao chocolate chips (or semi-sweet).
The exercise was more practice-makes-perfect than scientific, with a panel performing taste tests until it found wines to match five chocolates , which SOMA makes in Toronto directly from the cacao bean.
Mut uses ChocoSol Trader's Darkness bars, a blend of cacao, raw sugar and cacao butter.
Confirmed exhibitors include Barry Callebaut, Blommer Chocolate Company, Cacao Barry, Valrhona, Mod-Pac Corp.
Cup chocolate-flavored liqueur, such as Crème de Cacao or Godiva, or to taste.
1 ounce brown Creme de Cacao.
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In science:

Therefore, we produce other examples on a completely different markets, largely uncorrelated to the Euro future, namely the DAX and Cacao future contracts.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
In a second and third parts, we examine different markets, largely uncorrelated to the Euro future, namely the DAX and Cacao future contracts (labeled as FDAX and CC).
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
This will be con firmed again on the Cacao future in the next section.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
For the Cacao future (CC), we have at our disposal the data series ranging only from 2003 till mid-2010.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
Then, we have produced other examples on completely different markets, largely uncorrelated to the Euro future, the DAX and Cacao future contracts.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
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