cacao

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English[edit]

Cacao fruits on the tree

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈkɑːəʊ̯/, /kəˈkeɪ̯əʊ̯/, [kəˈkʰɑːəʊ̯], [kəˈkʰeɪ̯əʊ̯]
  • (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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑˈkɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ca‧cao
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Noun[edit]

cacao m (uncountable)

  1. cocoa [from late 16th c.]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cacao

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cacao m (plural cacaos)

  1. cocoa

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacao m (invariable)

  1. cocoa

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cacao f

  1. cocoa

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl (cacao bean).

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cacao m (plural cacaos)

  1. cacao tree
    Synonym: cacaotero
  2. cacao bean
  3. cocoa (bean, powder)
  4. (colloquial) confusion
    Synonyms: desorden, confusión
    cacao mental(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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