Cacao

Purple Cocoa pods growing on tree, against green foliage.

Theobroma cacao

Cacao (Wikipedia)

Cacao may refer to:

Cacao (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈkɑːəʊ̯/, /kəˈkeɪ̯əʊ̯/, [kəˈkʰɑːəʊ̯], [kəˈkʰeɪ̯əʊ̯]
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈkaʊ̯/, /kəˈkeɪ̯oʊ̯/, [kəˈkʰaʊ̯], [kəˈkʰeɪ̯oʊ̯]
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Noun

cacao (countable and uncountable, plural cacaos)

  1. A tree, Theobroma cacao, whose seed is used to make chocolate.
  2. This tree's seed, the cocoa bean.

Derived terms

  • Cacao yellow mosaic virus

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