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ca·ca·o

(kă-ka'ō),
Prepared cacao, or cocoa, a powder prepared from the roasted cured kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao Linné (family Sterculiaceae); the tree yields a fat, theobroma oil.
Synonym(s): theobroma
[native Mexican origin]

cacao

[kəkā′ō]
1 cocoa.
2 the substance Theobroma cacao.
3 the seeds of Theobroma cacao.

ca·ca·o

(kă-kah'ō)
Prepared cacao, or cocoa, a powder prepared from the roasted cured kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao Linné.
[native Mexican origin]

cacao,

n Latin name:
Theobroma cacao; part used: seeds; uses: diuretics, cardiac stimulant, nervous system stimulant (not used by herbalists); precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, colitis. Also called
cacao, cocoa, or
cocoa butter.

cacao

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