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cacao bean

or cocoa bean

noun
1.
a seed of the cacao tree.
Origin of cacao bean
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Cacao, when I refer to the cacao tree, the cacao pod, or the cacao bean or seed.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • Just as broken grapes will ferment, so will the fruity pulp of the cacao bean.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • Half of the cacao bean is fat, and the grinding breaks up the cells and liberates the fat, which at blood heat melts to an oil.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • We have already seen the high food value of the cacao bean: what of the sugar which chocolate contains?

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • The curious thing is that on grinding the cacao bean in the heat of a tropical day we do not produce a powder but a paste.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • These vicissitudes discourage the planter, who seldom tries to do more than secure enough of the cacao bean for family use.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • As I mentioned above, the cacao bean is covered with a fruity pulp.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp

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