from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The cotyledons of cacao seed. See cacao.
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_Consolidated Nibs_ -- _i. e._, cocoa-nibs ground between heated stones, whence it flows in a paste of the consistency of cream, which, when cool, hardens into a cake containing all the cocoa-butter.
The roasted and broken seeds are the cocoa-nibs of commerce.
These seeds are the cacao-nuts or cocoa-nibs of commerce; in the trade, they are commonly spoken of as cocoa-nuts.
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