cocoa butter

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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Recent Examples on the Web The universally-flattering soft pink lipstick features a rectangular tip to line lips easily and smells faintly of cocoa butter. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, "10 affordable Valentine's Day gifts that are extra thoughtful," 1 Feb. 2021 Each product smells amazing — sweet with hints of cocoa butter. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Vaseline Brings Black Women to the Table With Its Illuminate Me Collection," 19 Dec. 2020 The nations also accused Mars of changing its cocoa butter purchasing and Olam International Ltd. of changing its recipes for the same reason. Isis Almeida,, "Mars Throws Shade at Chocolate Rivals in Global Cocoa Fight," 1 Dec. 2020 Synthetic dyes hold a lot of water, which doesn’t mix well with the fats in cocoa butter. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "Go full-on mad scientist by making your own Halloween candy," 3 Nov. 2020 Plus, the paraben-free and long-lasting lipstick has a slight scent of cocoa butter and hydrates your pout with vitamin E. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Sephora gifts 2020: Holiday beauty gift ideas and guide," 6 Nov. 2020 The lotion, which is made with a moisturizing cocoa butter base and smells like ylang ylang and rosewood oil, is the perfect stocking stuffer. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "30 great gifts that give back to the community," 27 Oct. 2020 That’s because the percentage includes both cacao solids and cocoa butter. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Everything you need to know about chocolate," 14 Feb. 2020 Each one is made out of natural ingredients like cocoa butter, epsom salt, and essential oils. Popular Science, "Bath bomb sets for a luxurious soak," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cocoa butter

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocoa butter was in 1868

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8 Feb 2021

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“Cocoa butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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

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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