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cocoa

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[ 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

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

Definition for cocoa (2 of 3)

cocoa

2
[ koh-koh ]
/ ˈkoʊ koʊ /

noun

Origin of cocoa

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

Definition 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
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

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