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.
Recent Examples on the Web The menu will feature pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and cocoa., 4 Mar. 2022 Bees and butterflies play a vital role in agriculture, with farmers around the world depending on these and other insects to help pollinate crops ranging from coffee and cocoa to berries. Aylin Woodward, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 All are invited to join him at 10 a.m. at the finish line for coffee, cocoa and cookies. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 7 Dec. 2021 The Snack Shop will offer popcorn, coffee and hot cocoa and Butter and Grace food truck will be outside The Shed. Annie Alleman,, 18 Nov. 2021 Candy, games, crafts, photo booth, Kaladi coffee and cocoa. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Oct. 2021 Visit the coffee and cocoa bar for beverages, sweets and treats; visit activity stations throughout the museum; and stop by the photo shop for a picture to remember the day. Sheila D. Grissett,, 8 Feb. 2021 That means more time spent cozied up inside with a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa and a good book or show—sounds like a win-win to us! Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2020 With motel rooms eating up about $600 a week, the sisters missed meals and slurped down free coffee and cocoa at work. al, 18 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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13 May 2022

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“Cocoa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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


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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