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cacao butter

Origin of cacao butter
First recorded in 1545-55

cocoa butter

or cacao butter

a fatty substance obtained from the seeds of the cacao, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and other products.
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When sugar and cacao butter are added it yields eating chocolate.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • French lip-salve is said to contain alum, in fine powder; and German lip-salve is said to be made of cacao butter.

  • Stearine alone is, perhaps, a better substance than cacao butter for making suppositories.

  • cacao butter runs hot from the presses as an amber-coloured oil, and after nitration, sets to a pale golden yellow wax-like fat.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • During the war America appeared for the first time in her history as an exporter of cacao butter.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • On the Continent the small amount of cacao butter which the shell contains is extracted from it by volatile solvents.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • When part of the fat (cacao butter) is taken away the residue may be made to yield cocoa.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • For tablets that are not to be kept for any length of time, cacao butter is preferable, as it melts readily and is digestible.

    Candy Medication Bernard Fantus
  • Thus there was plenty of cacao butter available at a time when other fats were scarce.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for cacao butter

cocoa butter

a yellowish-white waxy solid that is obtained from cocoa beans and used for confectionery, soap, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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