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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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chockablock, chocker, chockstone, choco, chocoholic, chocolate, chocolate cyst, chocolate milk, chocolate soldier, chocolate tree, chocolate-box

Origin of chocolate

1595–1605; < Spanish < Nahuatl chocolātl
Related formschoc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey, adjective
Can be confusedcacao chocolate coca cocoa coke
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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 Formschocolaty, adjective

Word Origin for chocolate

C17: from Spanish, from Aztec xocolatl, from xococ sour, bitter + atl water
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Word Origin and History for chocolate

chocolate


n.
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