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cocoa butter

or cacao butter

  1. a fatty substance obtained from the seeds of the cacao, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and other products.
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Origin of cocoa butter

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for cacao butter

Historical Examples of cacao butter

  • With a sufficient quantity of cocoa-butter mould this into fifty suppositories.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • The fat, commercially known as "cocoa-butter," and "oil of theobroma," does not turn rancid.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • One-half the weight of the cocoa-bean consists of a fat called "cocoa-butter," from its resemblance to ordinary butter.

British Dictionary definitions for cacao butter

cocoa butter

  1. a yellowish-white waxy solid that is obtained from cocoa beans and used for confectionery, soap, etc
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