- 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
Examples from the Web for chocolaty
The one flavor you can always count on, however, is rich chocolate, the most chocolaty food imaginable.Dr. Mike’s Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth
Jane & Michael Stern
July 27, 2014
Rich and chocolaty but airy and cold, this dessert is made even more appealing by how easy it is to prepare.What to Eat
August 11, 2009
I give my icings, fillings, pies and puddings "that chocolaty taste" of Runkel's without bothering to grate chocolate.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book
Mary A. Wilson
- 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 and History for chocolaty
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.