cocoa

1
[koh-koh]
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noun
  1. a powder made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of the cacao, Theobroma cacao, from which much of the fat has been removed.
  2. cacao(def 2).
  3. a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with hot milk or water.
  4. brown; yellowish brown; reddish brown.
adjective
  1. of or relating to cocoa.
  2. of the color of cocoa.

Origin of cocoa

1
1700–10; earlier cocao, cacoa, variant of cacao

cocoa

2
[koh-koh]
noun
  1. coco.

Origin of cocoa

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

Cocoa

[koh-koh]
noun
  1. a city in E central Florida.
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Contemporary Examples of cocoa

  • Talese, the New Journalism maestro, would send Lipsyte on cocoa runs.

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    On the Peninsula

    Bryan Curtis

    April 25, 2011

  • Sweeten the cocoa with the sugar, adding more or less according to your taste.

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    How Top Chefs Stay Thin

    Rachel Syme

    December 15, 2009

  • These include breadfruit, banana, and rubber trees, whose canopies shade the cocoa trees.

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    Four Chocolate Questions Answered

    Mary Goodbody

    September 29, 2009

  • A little more than 50 percent of the paste is cocoa butter, which is extracted and saved to add to the chocolate later.

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    Four Chocolate Questions Answered

    Mary Goodbody

    September 29, 2009

  • When the cocoa beans are roasted, their shells crack to expose the nib, which is then ground into a thick paste.

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    Four Chocolate Questions Answered

    Mary Goodbody

    September 29, 2009

Historical Examples of cocoa


British Dictionary definitions for cocoa

cocoa

cacao

noun
  1. a powder made from cocoa beans after they have been roasted, ground, and freed from most of their fatty oil
  2. 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cocoa
n.

powder from cacao seeds, 1707, corruption (by influence of coco) of cacao. The printing of Johnson's dictionary ran together the entries for coco and cocoa, fostering a confusion that never has been undone.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper