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.
- choc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey, adjective
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How to use chocolate in a sentence
George Foreman Grills whisked away fat and flavor from meat and chocolate cake-flavored Snackwell’s cookies and Slim Fast shake filled pantries.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack | Brenna Houck | September 17, 2020 | Eater
When she buys chocolates as a gift for her Hungarian host family, she has to consciously remember to pretend to be unable to resist chocolate, because liking chocolate is a sign of normalcy, and Selin wants to be considered normal and likable.The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language | Constance Grady | September 11, 2020 | Vox
Since then, terroir has continued to take hold as a marketing strategy — and not just for wine and chocolate.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste? | Carolyn Beans | September 10, 2020 | Science News
Other than mask-wearing tweens and Disney-loving toddlers, no one obsesses more about Halloween than candy and chocolate makers.How scary will a COVID-19 Halloween be for candy companies? | Beth Kowitt | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
Some varieties, dating back millennia, are naturally dark chocolate, light brown, and even mauve.Scientists Gene-Hack Cotton Plants to Make Them Every Color of the Rainbow | Jason Dorrier | August 11, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.
Purely by chance, Anna Coren had landed in Sydney just as the chocolate shop siege began.
Spanish oak, which has an open grain and high levels of tannin, gives you dried fruit, spice, and even chocolate flavors.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had one, small bite of a chocolate cupcake, and was on my ass in an hour.
She poured out some chocolate, took it hurriedly, and quitted the room, leaving her husband in a disheartening reverie.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Augustus Theodore Brammel heard of the stoppage whilst he was at breakfast, sipping chocolate; and greatly he rejoiced thereat.
The little stove was roaring; it was red-hot, and the chocolate in the tin sizzled and sputtered.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Besides, the whole of a rich chocolate cake does have a diminishing effect upon even such appetites as Peter's.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Eve had prepared a great can of chocolate and the girls had all brought well-filled lunch boxes.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for chocolate
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
- chocolaty, adjective
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