[ chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok- ]
/ ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk- /
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.
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Origin of chocolate
1595–1605; < Spanish < Nahuatl chocolātl
OTHER WORDS FROM chocolatechoc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey, adjective
Words nearby chocolate
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British Dictionary definitions for chocolatey
/ (ˈtʃɒkəlɪt, ˈtʃɒklɪt, -lət) /
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
Derived forms of chocolatechocolaty, adjective
Word Origin for chocolate
C17: from Spanish, from Aztec xocolatl, from xococ sour, bitter + atl water
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