The nut of the cocoa-palm. The tree grows in tropical countries to a height of from 60 to 80 feet, and is without branches, the leaves and clusters of nuts being at the top. The nut has a milky fluid, and a white meat of albumen which yields an oil. The cocoa-palm is found in all parts of the tropics, and is a very useful food-plant, while its nuts are used in large quantities in temperate regions for confectionery and other purposes. (See Palm.)