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Definition of "cocoa" []

  • A powder made from cacao seeds after they have been fermented, roasted, shelled, ground, and freed of most of their fat. (noun)
  • A beverage made by mixing this powder with sugar in hot water or milk. (noun)
  • A moderate brown to reddish brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cocoa" in a sentence
  • "The word cocoa comes via the Spanish cacao, which in turn came via the Maya and Aztec from a probable Olmec word kakawa coined 3,000 years ago."
  • "The word cocoa is derived from the Aztec/Mexican word cachuatl, which comes from the word cacahuazintl, the name of the fruit or pod of the cocoa tree."
  • "The four southern States of India fall within what we call a cocoa sweet spot in the world."