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chocolate

[ chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok- ]
/ ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk- /
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noun

adjective

made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.

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Origin of chocolate

First recorded in 1600–1610; from Spanish, from Nahuatl chocolātl, from chocol-, of unknown meaning (but perhaps from xococ “bitter, sour”) + ātl “water”

OTHER WORDS FROM chocolate

choc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chocolate

cacao, chocolate , cocoa
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British Dictionary definitions for chocolate

chocolate
/ (ˈtʃɒkəlɪt, ˈtʃɒklɪt, -lət) /

noun

a food preparation made from roasted ground cacao seeds, usually sweetened and flavoured
a drink or sweetmeat made from this
  1. a moderate to deep brown colour
  2. (as adjective)a chocolate carpet

Derived forms of chocolate

chocolaty, adjective

Word Origin for chocolate

C17: from Spanish, from Aztec xocolatl, from xococ sour, bitter + atl water
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