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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Transfer half the batter (about 1 1/2 cups) to a bowl and stir in cocoa. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chocolate-Matcha Swirl Pound Cake," 19 Mar. 2019 Scrape down the sides and stir in the cocoa until well blended. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 Ghana was recovering from a period in which price controls on cocoa had destroyed the country’s leading export. Adam O’neal, WSJ, "The Anti-Bill Gates," 7 Dec. 2018 Next came the Unicorn Milkshake, which quickly eclipsed the cocoa in popularity, a Unicorn Cake and much more. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Famed Unicorn shake shop opens Saturday in Del Mar," 13 Mar. 2018 Nutella was developed in Italy following World War II because of a high tax on cocoa. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cocoa tax led to creation of Nutella," 2 Feb. 2018 In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Marie Claire, "You Can Put CBD in That: Chocolatey Peanut Butter Brownies," 19 Apr. 2019 And be sure to warm up with snuggles and lots of hot cocoa. 11. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "14 Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas That Are Actually Fun," 19 Nov. 2018 And hygge was a delicious, multisensorial utopia full of Fair Isle sweaters, cups of hot cocoa, and candles by the fireplace. Laura Norkin, Glamour, "‘Päntsdrunk’ Is the Scandinavian Wellness Trend We Need Right Now," 29 May 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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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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