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.
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|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had one, small bite of a chocolate cupcake, and was on my ass in an hour.
Have we become a nation of Veruca Salts from “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” who are unbearably demanding?
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|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
William pressed into one of his hands a stick of liquorice and into the other a packet of chocolate.Just William|Richmal Crompton
As he said this he drew a chair towards the table and proceeded to fill out a cup of chocolate.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
Sticky, but efficacious, and sucked a chocolate all the time, to make my voice thick.A Houseful of Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The first mention of tea, coffee, and chocolate, is about 1660.
Spread in pan, mix together two tablespoonfuls flour, four tablespoonfuls sugar, one heaping tablespoonful cinnamon or chocolate.The Community Cook Book|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for chocolate
- a moderate to deep brown colour
- (as adjective)a chocolate carpet
Word Origin for chocolate
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.