- a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla.
- a beverage made by dissolving such a preparation in milk or water, served hot or cold: a cup of hot chocolate.
- candy made from such a preparation.
- an individual piece of this candy.
- any syrup or flavoring made from this preparation or artificially imitating its flavor.
- a dark brown color.
- made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
- having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.
Origin of chocolate
Examples from the Web for chocolate
Purely by chance, Anna Coren had landed in Sydney just as the chocolate shop siege began.CNN's Overnight Sydney Star
December 16, 2014
With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cranberries until the dough is well mixed.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
November 28, 2014
I had one, small bite of a chocolate cupcake, and was on my ass in an hour.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
Have we become a nation of Veruca Salts from “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” who are unbearably demanding?We've Been on the Wrong Track Since 1972
November 7, 2014
I confess a particular weakness for his chocolate biscuits and pork pate with onion marmalade.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
The third chocolate attendant, in reply, merely lifted his shoulders.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
If you find the chocolate cream too thin, add more maccaroons.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
She sighed, tucked a chocolate into her cheek, and went scowling to the table.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
She picked up a packet of the chocolate and looked at the name of the maker.
On a table near my bed was a small tray on which were a cup of chocolate and a cake.
- a food preparation made from roasted ground cacao seeds, usually sweetened and flavoured
- a drink or sweetmeat made from this
- a moderate to deep brown colour
- (as adjective)a chocolate carpet
Word Origin and History for chocolate
c.1600, from Nahuatl xocolatl, possibly from xocolia "to make bitter" + atl "water." Brought to Spain by 1520, from thence to the rest of Europe. Originally a drink; as a paste or cake made of ground, roasted, sweetened cacao seeds, 1640s.
To a Coffee-house, to drink jocolatte, very good [Pepys, "Diary," Nov. 24, 1664].
As a color from 1776. Chocolate chip is from 1940; chocolatier is attested from 1888.