- 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
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Contemporary Examples of chocolatey
Brands that control a far greater share of the American market are waking up to the appeal of chocolatey hazelnut spreads.How Nutella Conquered America
May 21, 2014
- 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 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.