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cocoa

1
[ koh-koh ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ /
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noun
a powder made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of the cacao, Theobroma cacao, from which much of the fat has been removed.
a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with hot milk or water.
brown; yellowish brown; reddish brown.
adjective
of or relating to cocoa.
of the color of cocoa.
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Origin of cocoa

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First recorded in 1700–10; earlier cocao, cacoa, variant of cacao

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cocoa

1. cacao, chocolate, cocoa 2. coca, cocoa

Other definitions for cocoa (2 of 3)

cocoa2
[ koh-koh ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ /

noun

Origin of cocoa

2
1545–55; misspelling of coco, by confusion with cocoa1

Other definitions for cocoa (3 of 3)

Cocoa
[ koh-koh ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ /

noun
a city in E central Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for cocoa

cocoa

cacao

/ (ˈkəʊkəʊ) /

noun
a powder made from cocoa beans after they have been roasted, ground, and freed from most of their fatty oil
a hot or cold drink made from cocoa and milk or water
  1. a light to moderate brown colour
  2. (as adjective)cocoa paint

Word Origin for cocoa

C18: altered from cacao
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