crème de cacao

crème de ca·​cao | \ ˈkrēm-də-ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce crème de cacao (audio) ; ˌkrem-də-kə-ˈkau̇, -kə-ˈkā-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of crème de cacao

: a sweet brown or colorless liqueur flavored with cacao beans and vanilla

Examples of crème de cacao in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Grab a flight of cocktails to create your very own red, white and blue combo, including Replay’s Salt N Pepa made with strawberry jalapeño tequila, a Lebowski with blanco tequila and cream of coconut, and an Aquateen with vodka and creme de cacao. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Red, white and booze: Celebrate the Fourth of July with these patriotic cocktails," 29 June 2017 Try the 20th Century cocktail with Prairie gin, Lillet blanc, creme de cacao and lemon ($13). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Escape from a rival mob then dine at Maude's Liquor Bar," 21 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crème de cacao.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of crème de cacao

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de cacao

French, literally, cream of cacao

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crème de cacao

Statistics for crème de cacao

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for crème de cacao

The first known use of crème de cacao was circa 1878

See more words from the same year

Comments on crème de cacao

What made you want to look up crème de cacao? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!