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Definitions for chocolate
ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk-choco·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocoa, chocolate, hot chocolate, drinking chocolatenoun

    a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot

  2. chocolatenoun

    a food made from roasted ground cacao beans

  3. chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umbernoun

    a medium brown to dark-brown color


  1. chocolatenoun

    A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans

    Chocolate is a very popular treat.

  2. chocolatenoun

    A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate

    He bought her some chocolates as a gift.

  3. chocolatenoun

    A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate

  4. chocolateadjective

    Made of or containing chocolate

  5. chocolateadjective

    Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color

  6. Etymology: Often said to come from xoccolatl (e.g. American Heritage Dictionary 2000) or chocolatl (e.g. dictionary.com 2006), which would be derived from xococ, bitter, and ātl, water, (with an irregular change of x to ch). However, the form xocolatl is not directly attested, and chocolatl does not appear in Nahuatl until the mid-18th century. Dakin and Wichmann (2000) propose that the chocol- element refers to a special wooden stick used to prepare chocolate, and suggest the correct etymology to be chicolātl, a word found in several modern Nahuatl dialects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chocolatenoun

    a paste or cake composed of the roasted seeds of the Theobroma Cacao ground and mixed with other ingredients, usually sugar, and cinnamon or vanilla

  2. Chocolatenoun

    the beverage made by dissolving a portion of the paste or cake in boiling water or milk

  3. Etymology: [Sp., fr. the Mexican name of the cacao. Cf. Cacao, Cocoa.]


  1. Chocolate

    Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor. After fermentation, the beans are dried, then cleaned, and then roasted, and the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The nibs are then ground to cocoa mass, pure chocolate in rough form. Because this cocoa mass usually is liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor also may be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chocolate

    chok′ō-lāt, n. a preparation of the seeds of Theobroma cacao, made by grinding the seeds mixed with water to a very fine paste: a beverage made by dissolving this paste in boiling water.—adj. chocolate-coloured, dark reddish-brown: made of or flavoured with chocolate. [Sp. chocolate; from Mex. chocolatl, chocolate.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chocolate

    a paste made by grinding the kernels of cocoa-nuts.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chocolate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1525

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chocolate' in Nouns Frequency: #1620

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chocolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chocolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of chocolate in a Sentence

  1. Althea Mullarkey:

    All the interesting things about our food that we use to identify things like cheese and fruits and chocolate and coffee are not done with our mouth, they're done with our nose.

  2. Martha McKittrick:

    If someone could have a forkful of dessert every night, that's fine, but for others, I honestly believe it sets them off, i have tons of patients who can have a small amount of dark chocolate every day, but if I had box of chocolate in front of me, I couldn't have just one. Everyone is different, and you have to know your own body.

  3. Kerry Cavanaugh:

    Wherever you look you can't avoid the vegan buzz in United Kingdom — even though vegan treats are currently only worth £ 10 million in a £ 4 billion chocolate market.

  4. Ben Cohen:

    I mean, there might be some chocolate chips molded in the shape of a cap that you wear for graduation to symbolize his stance in favor of free college education and reduced student loan rates, i think that there might be equal numbers of peanuts and pecans to symbolize his initiatives to reduce economic inequality.

  5. Chase LeBlanc:

    Leaders and managers please bake your content cake with context chocolate – it looks better & goes down easier...

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