cocoa

noun co·coa \ ˈkō-(ˌ)kō \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

Examples of cocoa in a Sentence

  1. The recipe calls for three tablespoons of cocoa.

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Origin and Etymology of cocoa

modification of Spanish cacao



COCOA Defined for English Language Learners

cocoa

noun

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

cocoa

noun co·coa \ ˈkō-kō \

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

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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