cocoa bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cocoa bean seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
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Usage

In literature:

Those who prefer the pure cocoa can obtain the "nibs," or more properly "beans," and grind them.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Bessie Bean, the "Cocoa Queen," possessed it in a marked degree.
"Punch, July 18, 1917" by Various
What treatment is given to the cocoa bean in its preparation for commerce?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The cocoa-palm and the bamboo, as well as cacao, beans, indigo, silk, and cotton are produced.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The cocoa-pod resembles a small, rough melon, and is of a dark-red colour, full of small beans.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Robinson soon tried to make cocoa from the beans of the cocoa palm that grew in the island.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
In each fruit are twenty of these seeds, or cocoa beans.
"Fil and Filippa" by John Stuart Thomson
From the beans of this tree are made cocoa and chocolate.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
They raise vast quantities of cocoa, as indifferently cared for as everything else, also a small flat bean, but it has a bitter taste.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Cocoa-beans were the current coinage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

THE FACTS The Aztecs may have been the first on record to draw a link between the cocoa bean and sexual desire: the emperor Montezuma was said to consume the bean in copious amounts to fuel his romantic trysts.
Want to learn to characterize coffee beans' flavor as redolent of peanut brittle, cocoa or wet hay.
While you probably don't want to try converting cocoa beans into a candy bar, most fermented foods are fun and easy to whip up at home DIY fermenting also can save money.
Ghana is the world's second-largest exporter of cocoa beans, and a further fall in supply is likely to drive up the price of cocoa futures over the next few years.
I'm with cocoa Crio BrĂ¼ offers a new take on hot chocolate, made with real cocoa beans, with all the health properties thereof, and brewed just like coffee.
A worker unloads cocoa beans from a sack to be processed at PT Bumitangerang Mesindotama, Indonesia's third largest cocoa 's grinder in Tangerang, West Java March 14, 2012 REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni.
Cocoa processors are using up a global butter glut instead of grinding new supply just as El Nino may cut world production, potentially boosting bean prices as buyers get ready for the year-end holiday season.
Global cocoa usage may drop for the first time in three years as grinders use cocoa butter stockpiles instead of processing the beans to meet demand in the $108 billion chocolate market.
Beans, cocoa and sugar get whacked.
Cocoa Bean is a 0-year-old Mixed Breed from Portage , IN.
As a member of the Kraft Foods family -- the single largest buyer of Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and cocoa beans worldwide.
"I am in receipt of your note regarding child slave labor in the farming of cocoa beans," the letter began.
And chocolate made using a special process that preserves the natural cocoa flavanols found in cocoa beans.
Unlike most cocoa beans that are purple in color, these beans are uniquely white.
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