Dictionary

cocoa

noun co·coa \ˈkō-(ˌ)kō\

: a brown powder made from roasted cocoa beans that is used to give a chocolate flavor to foods

: a hot drink of milk or water mixed with cocoa

Full Definition of COCOA

1
a :  powdered ground roasted cacao beans from which a portion of the fat has been removed
b :  a beverage prepared by heating cocoa with water or milk
2
:  cacao 2
3
:  a medium brown color
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Examples of COCOA

  1. The recipe calls for three tablespoons of cocoa.

Origin of COCOA

modification of Spanish cacao
First Known Use: 1730

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Rhymes with COCOA

COCOA Defined for Kids

cocoa

noun co·coa \ˈkō-kō\

Definition of COCOA for Kids

1
:  a brown powder that is made from the roasted seeds (cocoa beans) of the cacao tree after some of its fat is removed and that is used to make chocolate
2
:  a hot drink made from cocoa powder mixed with water or milk
Medical Dictionary

cocoa

noun co·coa \ˈkō-(ˌ)kō\

Medical Definition of COCOA

1
:  cacao 2
2
a :  powdered ground roasted cacao beans from which a portion of the fat has been removed b :  a beverage prepared by heating powdered cocoa with water or milk
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