noun choc·o·late \ˈchä-k(ə-)lət, ˈch-\

: a food that is made from cacao beans and that is eaten as candy or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods

: a candy made or covered with chocolate

: a dark brown color

Full Definition of CHOCOLATE

:  a beverage made by mixing chocolate with water or milk
:  a food prepared from ground roasted cacao beans
:  a small candy with a center (as a fondant) and a chocolate coating
:  a brownish gray
chocolate adjective

Examples of CHOCOLATE

  1. The cake recipe calls for four squares of chocolate.
  2. She gave me a box of chocolates for my birthday.


Spanish, from Nahuatl chocolātl, probably alteration of eastern Nahuatl dialect chikolātl, from chikolli hook (probably used to refer to the beater used to mix chocolate with water) + ātl water, liquid
First Known Use: 1604

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