Definition of cocoa
1a : powdered ground roasted cacao beans from which a portion of the fat has been removedb : a beverage prepared by heating cocoa with water or milk
2 : cacao 2
3 : a medium brown color
Examples of cocoa in a Sentence
The recipe calls for three tablespoons of cocoa.
Recent Examples of cocoa from the Web
For chocolate mixes, substitute 25 percent of the flour with cocoa powder.
The 2015 Tulane University report said the number of child laborers in cocoa production in Ghana and the Ivory Coast had increased by 13% from the time the last study had been conducted five years before.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
My favorite lip balm is a cocoa butter stick from the drugstore, the fat one that looks like a glue stick.
The hydrating-but-not-heavy jar contains cocoa butter and shea butter, as well as soothing aloe.
Mostofsky cautioned that chocolate sold in Europe generally has a higher cocoa content than chocolate available in the United States.
No chocolate, cocoa powder, wine, cinnamon or brown sugar, in other words — and no beans.
The same standardized processes for extracting cocoa butter to manufacture hard, durable candy are still used today, essentially unchanged since the Industrial Revolution.
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Origin and Etymology of cocoa
modification of Spanish cacao
First Known Use: 1730
COCOA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cocoa for English Language Learners
: 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
COCOA Defined for Kids
Definition of cocoa for Students
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
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