cacao vs cocoa : Common Errors in English

About cacao vs cocoa

Technically speaking, the plant is called a “cacao tree” and the seeds and the chocolate powder made from them are called “cocoa.” These spellings are often swapped, but in contexts where botanical names matter, it’s better to stick with “cacao tree.”Neither of these should be confused with “coca,” the source of cocaine.

cacao Meaning(s)

  • (n) tropical American tree producing cacao beans

cocoa Meaning(s)

  • (n) a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • (n) powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed

cacao in News

  • Telegraph Obscura Cacao

    Review of Telegraph Brewing Company's Obscura Cacao.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Santa Barbara Independent

cocoa in News

  1. Cocoa May Help Mitigate Inflammation-related Diseases In Obese People: Study

    There's nothing better than a cup of steaming beverage like hot cocoa to chase away the winter blues. But that's not all for there is one more reason to consider this drink as suggested by a new study.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: RTT News

  2. Cocoa may help protect against inflammation, diabetes

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- A few cups of hot cocoa may protect against inflammation, which is linked to obesity and diabetes, U.S. researchers say.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: UPI

  3. Cocoa may help fight obesity-related inflammation

    A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to new research.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Science Daily

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