[chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-]



made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chocolaty

Contemporary Examples of chocolaty

  • The one flavor you can always count on, however, is rich chocolate, the most chocolaty food imaginable.

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    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.

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    What to Eat

    August 11, 2009

Historical Examples of chocolaty

  • I give my icings, fillings, pies and puddings "that chocolaty taste" of Runkel's without bothering to grate chocolate.

British Dictionary definitions for chocolaty



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 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper