cacao

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English[edit]

Cacao fruits on the tree

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl. Doublet of cocoa.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl.

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Noun[edit]

cacao m (uncountable)

  1. cocoa [from late 16th c.]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: kaukau
  • Negerhollands: kwakwa
  • Caribbean Hindustani: kakáu
  • Indonesian: kakao
  • Sranan Tongo: kakaw

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cacao, ultimately from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl.

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Noun[edit]

cacao m (plural cacaos)

  1. cocoa

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cacao.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈka.o/
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Hyphenation: ca‧cà‧o

Noun[edit]

cacao m (invariable)

  1. cocoa

Further reading[edit]

  • cacao in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • cacao in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cacao; itself from Spanish cacao.

Noun[edit]

cacao f (uncountable)

  1. cocoa

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl (cacao bean). Doublet of cocoa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈkao/ [kaˈka.o]
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Syllabification: ca‧ca‧o

Noun[edit]

cacao m (plural cacaos)

  1. cacao tree
    Synonym: cacaotero
  2. cocoa bean, cocoa powder
  3. (colloquial) confusion
    Synonyms: desorden, confusión
    cacao mentalbewilderment, discombobulation

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