- of or relating to cocoa.
- of the color of cocoa.
Origin of cocoa1
1700–10; earlier cocao, cacoa, variant of cacao
Origin of cocoa2
- a city in E central Florida.
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Examples from the Web for cocoa
Talese, the New Journalism maestro, would send Lipsyte on cocoa runs.On the Peninsula
April 25, 2011
Sweeten the cocoa with the sugar, adding more or less according to your taste.How Top Chefs Stay Thin
December 15, 2009
These include breadfruit, banana, and rubber trees, whose canopies shade the cocoa trees.
A little more than 50 percent of the paste is cocoa butter, which is extracted and saved to add to the chocolate later.
When the cocoa beans are roasted, their shells crack to expose the nib, which is then ground into a thick paste.
Mix the sugar, cocoa, and salt and moisten with some of the milk.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I executed your commission in Glasgow, and I hope the cocoa came safe.The Letters of Robert Burns
This is only a thicker preparation of cocoa, and may be made in the same way.
Cocoa may also be made from any of the different preparations.
Nothing is so unpleasant as to have the sides and bottom of the cup coated with cocoa.
- 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
- a light to moderate brown colour
- (as adjective)cocoa paint
C18: altered from cacao
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Word Origin and History for cocoa
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