cocoa

noun
co·​coa | \ ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce cocoa (audio) \

Definition of cocoa

1a : 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
3 : a medium brown color

Examples of cocoa in a Sentence

The recipe calls for three tablespoons of cocoa.

Recent Examples on the Web

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Everyone can celebrate July 4 with gluten-free, vegan cupcakes," 26 June 2019 Go ahead, curl up under a pile of feathery blankets, sip hot cocoa and ignore the outside world. Lucy Feldman, Time, "Death Cleaning to Hygge: These Books Want to Be the Next Marie Kondo," 18 Jan. 2018 Security guards Vanessa Smith of Detroit and Greg Autrey of Lincoln Park drank hot cocoa at Campus Martius and used chemical hand and feet warmers to get them through their shift. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "You think it's cold outside? Meet people who must work in it," 2 Jan. 2018 Parents looked on as toddlers with triangles painted on their cheeks sipped complimentary hot cocoa. Joshua A. Krisch, Popular Mechanics, "A Pythagorean Party at the Flatiron Building," 6 Dec. 2013 With notes of citrus zest, cherry pie, and cocoa meshing with Oban’s signature hint of smoke on the finish, the Oban Night’s Watch release is a rare and wonderful exception—and already difficult to find anywhere but online. Clay Dillow, Fortune, "The 6 Most Interesting New Whiskies You Should Be Drinking Right Now," 15 June 2019 Mountain Pass ships its main product - a powdery substance that looks like crushed cocoa - to China for processing before it is sold to Chinese customers. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 In the European Union, cocoa solids must comprise 30% of a chocolate bar for it to be considered chocolate. Lucas Kwan Peterson, latimes.com, "The official candy bar power rankings," 11 June 2019 Remove from heat and slowly whisk the hot cocoa mixture into the egg yolks and cream. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of cocoa

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for cocoa

modification of Spanish cacao

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The first known use of cocoa was in 1730

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cocoa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cocoa

: 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

noun
co·​coa | \ ˈkō-kō How to pronounce cocoa (audio) \

Kids Definition of cocoa

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

cocoa

noun
co·​coa | \ ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce cocoa (audio) \

Medical Definition of cocoa

2a : 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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