cocoa butter


variants or less commonly cacao butter
: a pale vegetable fat with a low melting point obtained from cacao beans

Examples of cocoa butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One day, the sweet, muted chocolate scent of cocoa butter wafts toward Nella’s cubicle; she’s soon introduced to her cool new Black colleague, Hazel (Ashleigh Murray), who’s just been hired. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 26 Sep. 2023 One of the standout ingredients in this conditioner is cocoa butter. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2023 This opportunity can be leveraged by local businesses by diversifying the use of cacao beyond the usual chocolates and cocoa butter. Daniel Danino, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 Other heavy hitters in the world of moisturizing ingredients are emollients like shea butter and cocoa butter, which both work to soften dry cracks and blur the appearance of fine lines. Michelle Rostamian, Allure, 23 Aug. 2023 People looking to treat stretch marks at home may see home solutions like cocoa butter and vitamin E touted as cure-alls, but these methods largely do nothing to help, as the American Academy of Dermatology notes; the organization does note that retinol has been able to help with stretch marks. Jaylyn Pruitt, Health, 7 July 2023 Designed to specifically target dry, cracked, and rough paw pads, this balm is formulated with natural cocoa butter, vitamin E, and a blend of other moisturizing ingredients to provide soothing and hydrating relief. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 May 2023 Flawless Body Moisturizer Receiving raves across the board in Beauty Lab testing, Vaseline’s lightweight yet deeply nourishing lotion with cocoa butter and coconut oil makes body moisturizing a treat rather than a chore. Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2023 Infused with cocoa butter, pure coconut, sunflower oils, and French beeswax, this lip and skincare set is packed with five of Laneige's clean, TikTok-viral essentials. Women's Health, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocoa butter was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Cocoa butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

cocoa butter

: a pale fat obtained from cacao beans

Medical Definition

cocoa butter

variants or cacao 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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