Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of trees, of the order Sterculiaceæ and tribe Büttnerieæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of small trees. See cacao.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Theobromeaecacao and related South American plants.

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  • noun cacao plants

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θεός (theos, "god") + βρῶμα (brōma, "food")

Examples

  • Its botanical name Theobroma Cacao literally means "food of the Gods."

    LittleIndia.com Largest Circulated Indian Magazine In USA

  • Its active principle, _theobromine_, [Footnote: It is said that Linnæus, the great botanist, was so fond of chocolate that he named the cocoa tree "Theobroma," the food of the gods.] has some of the properties of caffeine and theine.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • Linnæus called cocoa "Theobroma," by which he meant to imply that it was food for the gods, but Belzoni, writing in the sixteenth century, regarded it as fitter for pigs than for men.

    Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)

  • It’s chocolate, scientific name Theobroma coca theobroma translated literally means food of the gods.

    The Source

  • It’s chocolate, scientific name Theobroma coca theobroma translated literally means food of the gods.

    The Source

  • Dogfish Head, though, stole the show with exotic beers such as the Theobroma, a 9% ABV concoction brewed with Aztec cocoa power, honey, ancho chilies, and other ingredients that aim to recreate "the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink" according to the Dogfish rep.

    Chris Kompanek: Marea and New York Craft Beer Week Preview

  • Dogfish Head, though, stole the show with exotic beers such as the Theobroma, a 9% ABV concoction brewed with Aztec cocoa power, honey, ancho chilies, and other ingredients that aim to recreate "the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink" according to the Dogfish rep.

    Chris Kompanek: Marea and New York Craft Beer Week Preview

  • If you don't know, Dogfish Head makes several beverages that are attempts to reconstruct the alcoholic drinks of ages past -- Midas Touch, a 2700-year-old Egyptian barleywine recipe which is one of my favorite beers; Theobroma, an attempt to reconstruct a 3200-year-old Aztec chocolate brew; and of course Chateau Jiahu.

    and those who choose to stay will live just one more day

  • Dogfish Head, though, stole the show with exotic beers such as the Theobroma, a 9% ABV concoction brewed with Aztec cocoa power, honey, ancho chilies, and other ingredients that aim to recreate "the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink" according to the Dogfish rep.

    Chris Kompanek: Marea and New York Craft Beer Week Preview

  • Dogfish Head, though, stole the show with exotic beers such as the Theobroma, a 9% ABV concoction brewed with Aztec cocoa power, honey, ancho chilies, and other ingredients that aim to recreate "the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink" according to the Dogfish rep.

    Chris Kompanek: Marea and New York Craft Beer Week Preview

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