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.

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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 And all include enriching butters such as mango seed butter, cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and, of course, Oribe’s signature complex that goes into every product: watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet the Natural Hair Guru Who Helped Oribe Launch Products For Textured Tresses," 4 Apr. 2019 Add granulated sugar, cocoa, and salt and cook, stirring, until combined, about 5 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Derby Pie Brownies," 29 Apr. 2019 Chapelle 2015 Panoramic Idaho petite sirah, Snake River Valley, $28: My love for this variety is well-documented, and this version from Southern Idaho surprised me with its bold plum, cocoa and spice notes, backed by bold tannins. 22. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Christkindlmarkt sold a lot of cocoa and cookies Carmel Christkindlmarkt sold more than 14,000 hot chocolates and more than 10,000 gingerbread cookies. Joe Tamborello, Indianapolis Star, "Apologies from family of bulldog theft suspect, Kroger upgrades, Christkindlmarkt earnings," 18 Apr. 2018

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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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