chocolate

noun
choc·​o·​late | \ ˈchä-k(ə-)lət, ˈchȯ- \

Definition of chocolate

1 : a beverage made by mixing chocolate with water or milk The boy stirred the chocolate before drinking it.
2 : a food prepared from ground roasted cacao beans The cake recipe calls for four squares of chocolate.
3 : a small candy with a center (such as a fondant) and a chocolate coating gave her a box of chocolates
4 : a brownish gray The bird's plumage was a shade of chocolate.

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Other Words from chocolate

chocolate adjective

Examples of chocolate in a Sentence

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

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An investigation by Wing later determined the hot chocolates had been left at the wrong house because a customer selected the incorrect address. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "Delivery Drones Cheer Shoppers, Annoy Neighbors, Scare Dogs," 26 Dec. 2018 Chili chocolate is just as rich as the name sounds, with layers of auburn painted over deep browns. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "The Chili Chocolate Hair-Color Trend Is the Prettiest Way for Brunettes to Go Red," 3 Oct. 2018 All right, coming up, Democratic candidates are out of step with the mainstream; in other news, chocolate is delicious. Fox News, "Greg Gutfeld: As Trump disproves naysayers, they cling to tapes," 28 July 2018 The Lakers have LeBron James, who all by himself is three scoops of vanilla ice cream, two ladles of chocolate syrup and the sprinkles, and could get Kawhi Leonard. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Cowardly super teams turning NBA into a laugher," 3 July 2018 Wayback Burgers will give out free 12-ounce black-and-white shakes (vanilla bean ice cream, milk, vanilla syrup and Hershey's chocolate syrup) to all customers on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until closing. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "This fast-food chain is giving out free milkshakes to celebrate summer solstice on Thursday," 20 June 2018 Month by month, the cookie drama mounted, like Real Housewives, but with chocolate chips. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "2018 was a difficult year for cookies," 21 Dec. 2018 Where Mary Higgins Clark’s four-acre home in Saddle River, N.J. Sophie Cake The brides made a Rice Krispies treat to resemble Sophie, their Maltese mix, sitting on vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream and crushed Oreos. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "Worthy of a Romance Novel, With a Touch of Mystery," 29 June 2018 The chain’s 3rd Street location is making peach, chocolate cream, salted caramel, key lime and s’mores pies, all $45. Sara Cagle, latimes.com, "Where to pick up pie for the Fourth of July," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of chocolate

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chocolate

Spanish, from Nahuatl chocolātl, probably an 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

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The first known use of chocolate was in 1604

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chocolate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chocolate

: 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

chocolate

noun
choc·​o·​late | \ ˈchä-kə-lət, ˈchä-klət, ˈchȯ-\

Kids Definition of chocolate

1 : a food prepared from ground roasted cacao beans
2 : a candy made or coated with chocolate
3 : a beverage of chocolate in water or milk … he ordered … a pot of coffee and another of chocolate.— Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain

Other Words from chocolate

chocolate adjective chocolate ice cream

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Britannica English: Translation of chocolate for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chocolate

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