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 for Cocoa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocoa \Co"coa\, n. [Corrupted fr. cacao.]
     A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and
     used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa
     or cocoa shells.
     [1913 Webster]
     Cocoa shells, the husks which separate from the cacao seeds
        in preparing them for use.
        [1913 Webster] coconut

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocoa \Co"coa\ (k[=o]"k[-o]), n., Cocoa palm \Co"coa palm`\
     (k[=o]"k[-o] p[aum]m`)[Sp. & Pg. coco cocoanut, in Sp. also,
     cocoa palm. The Portuguese name is said to have been given
     from the monkeylike face at the base of the nut, fr. Pg. coco
     a bugbear, an ugly mask to frighten children. Cf., however,
     Gr. koy^ki the cocoa palm and its fruit, ko`i:x, ko`i:kos, a
     kind of Egyptian palm.] (Bot.)
     A tall palm tree producing the cocoanut ({Cocos nucifera) as
     its fruit. It grows in nearly all tropical countries,
     attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is
     without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each
     being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of
     these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree. It is
     widely planted throughout the tropics, and in some locations
     as an ornamental tree.
     [1913 Webster]

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