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Cacao bean (also cocoa bean, often simply cocoa and cacao; Mayan: kakaw; Nahuatl: cacahuatl . Cocoa ) is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted.

cocoa n 1: a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot [syn: {chocolate}, {hot chocolate}, {drinking chocolate}] 2: powder of ground roasted cocao beans with most of the fat removed

Cocoa \Co"coa\, n. [Corrupted fr. cacao.] A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells. [1913 Webster] {Cocoa shells}, the husks which separate from the cacao seeds in preparing them for use. [1913 Webster]

Cocoa \Co"coa\ (k[=o]"k[-o]), n., Cocoa palm \Co"coa palm`\ (k[=o]"k[-o] p[aum]m`)[Sp. & Pg. coco cocoanut, in Sp. also, cocoa palm. The Portuguese name is said to have been given from the monkeylike face at the base of the nut, fr. Pg. coco a bugbear, an ugly mask to frighten children. Cf., however, Gr. koy^ki the cocoa palm and its fruit, ko`i:x, ko`i:kos, a kind of Egyptian palm.] (Bot.) A tall palm tree producing the cocoanut ({Cocos nucifera}) as its fruit. It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree. It is widely planted throughout the tropics, and in some locations as an ornamental tree. [1913 Webster]

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Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant.

coffee n 1: a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee" [syn: {java}] 2: any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans [syn: {coffee tree}] 3: a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee [syn: {coffee bean}, {coffee berry}] 4: a medium to dark brown color [syn: {chocolate}, {deep brown}, {umber}, {burnt umber}]

Coffee \Cof"fee\ (k[add]"f[-e]; k[o^]f"f[-e]; 115), n. [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. {Caf['e]}.] 1. The ``beans'' or ``berries'' (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus {Coffea}, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The coffee tree. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several species of the coffee tree, as, {Coffea Arabica}, {Coffea canephora}, {Coffea occidentalis}, and {Coffea Liberica}. The white, fragrant flowers grow in clusters at the root of the leaves, and the fruit is a red or purple cherrylike drupe, with sweet pulp, usually containing two pyrenes, commercially called ``beans'' or ``berries''. [1913 Webster] 3. The beverage made by decoction of the roasted and ground berry of the coffee tree. [1913 Webster] They have in Turkey a drink called coffee. . . . This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. a cup of coffee[3], especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go. [PJC] 5. a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments. [PJC] 6. a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown. [PJC] Note: The use of coffee is said to have been introduced into England about 1650, when coffeehouses were opened in Oxford and London. [1913 Webster] {Coffee bug} (Zo["o]l.), a species of scale insect ({Lecanium coff[ae]a}), often very injurious to the coffee tree. {Coffee rat} (Zo["o]l.) See {Musang}. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • cocoa: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • cocoa: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • cocoa: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • cocoa: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
  • coffee: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • coffee: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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