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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]

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]
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