cocoa butter

noun
variants: or less commonly

Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale vegetable fat with a low melting point obtained from cacao beans

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For Atoma, designer Alexandra Genis created 3D models of spices’ molecular compounds using cocoa butter. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair," 5 Nov. 2018 The liquid that comes out of this process becomes the cocoa butter used to make your favorite chocolate bar; any residue is turned into cocoa powder. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chocolate has an even earlier origin than we thought, new study finds," 29 Oct. 2018 In 1898, Benedict Johnson and his B.J. Johnson & Company introduced bar soap made of palm and olive oils and cocoa butter. Tyler Watamanuk, New York Times, "When Did Soap, Once Simple, Get So Complicated?," 11 July 2018 Some dishes are just lovely: those sweet peas, those crudites, a foie gras terrine served with summer truffle and strawberries, some in strawberry gastrique, others with a porcini-cocoa butter shell. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 This Allure Best of Beauty award–winning, crazy-moisturizing lip oil mends dry, cracked lips thanks to four hydrating heavy hitters: coconut and olive oils, plus shea and cocoa butters. Allure, "The 16 Best Lip Oils to Try Now," 28 Feb. 2018 Now Olivina Men ginger citrus lip balm Olive oil and cocoa butter come together to nourish and hydrate your lips. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Natural and Organic Grooming Products to Restock Your Cabinet," 8 June 2018 Also, the bakery recommends using 30 percent cocoa butter white chocolate. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Former waitresses' 'lazy' strawberry pie wins 'Waitress the musical' contest," 1 June 2018 Now Andrieux doesn't travel without a heavy arsenal of beauty products, including grape-seed and coconut oils, along with shea and cocoa butters. Andrea Arterbery, Glamour, "For Women of Color, Hotel Shampoo Isn't Just Meh—It's Literally Unusable," 16 May 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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cocoa butter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale fat made from cocoa beans that is used in making chocolate and in various products (such as soaps and skin lotions)

cocoa butter

noun
variants: or cacao butter

Medical Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale vegetable fat obtained from cacao beans that is used in the manufacture of chocolate candy, in cosmetics as an emollient, and in pharmacy for making suppositories

called also theobroma oil

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