Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cocoa.
“While upon their sunlit summits stirr'd the tufted cocoa-tree —”
“I may here note that a cocoa-tree is easily climbed with a bit of rope or a handkerchief.”
“The bread-tree grows in the Philippine islands, and principally in those of Guam and Tinian, as the cocoa-tree grows in the Indies.”
“These frail vessels are composed of thin cocoa-tree logs, lashed together, and big enough to carry one, or, at most, two persons.”
“The beverage known as cocoa comes from the seeds of the cocoa-tree, which are roasted like the coffee berries to develop the aroma.”
“A handle is carved out of a whale's tooth, and insets of baleen, silver, cocoa-tree, or ebony, give variety and finish.”
“For the cocoa-tree and the island man are both lovers and neighbours of the surf.”
“I followed my uncle closely, and we had no difficulty in shooting three of the great pigeons, which Ebo pounced upon and carried off in triumph, and in a few minutes they were roasting upon sticks, while our black cook busied himself in climbing a cocoa-tree, from which he detached half a dozen nuts, each of which came down with a tremendous thud.”
“The cocoa-tree, the stem of which is slenderer than elsewhere, and the banana-tree here shoot up with wonderful rapidity and vigour.”
“The cocoa-tree was cultivated by the aboriginal inhabitants of South America, particularly in Mexico, where, according to Humboldt, it was reared by Montezuma.”
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