from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen tropical American tree (Theobroma cacao) having leathery, ellipsoid, ten-ribbed fruits borne on the trunks and older branches. Also called chocolate tree.
- n. The seed of this plant, used in making chocolate, cocoa, and cocoa butter. Also called cacao bean, cocoa bean.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Theobroma cacao, whose seed is used to make chocolate.
- n. This tree's seed, the cocoa bean
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chocolate-tree, Theobroma Cacao, natural order Sterculiaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American tree producing cacao beans
Spanish, from Nahuatl cacahuatl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Spanish, from Nahuatl cacahuatl. (Wiktionary)