What does cocoa mean?

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ˈkoʊ koʊco·coa

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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. cocoanoun

    powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed


  1. cocoanoun

    the dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree from which chocolate is made

  2. cocoanoun

    an unsweetened brown powder made from roasted, ground cocoa beans, used in making chocolate, and in cooking.

  3. cocoanoun

    a hot drink made with milk, cocoa powder, and sugar

    Do you like cocoa?

  4. cocoanoun

    a cup or mug of this drink

    I like to watch TV with a cocoa.

  5. cocoaadjective

    of a light to medium brown colour, like that of cocoa powder

  6. Cocoanoun

    an object-oriented programming API for Mac OS X

  7. Etymology: Metathesis of cacao.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cocoanoun

  2. Cocoanoun

    A species of palm-tree, cultivated in most of the inhabited parts of the East and West Indies; but thought a native of the Maldives. It is one of the most useful trees to the inhabitants of America. The bark of the nut is made into cordage, and the shell into drinking bowls. The kernel of the nut affords them a wholesome food, and the milk contained in the shell a cooling liquor. The leaves of the trees are used for thatching their houses, and are also wrought into baskets, and most other things that are made of osiers in Europe. Philip Miller

    Etymology: cacaotal, Span.

    The cacao or chocolate nut is a fruit of an oblong figure, much resembling a large olive in size and shape. It is composed of a thin but hard and woody coat or skin, of a dark blackish colour; and of a dry kernel, filling up its whole cavity, fleshy, dry, firm, and fattish to the touch, of a dusky colour, an agreeable smell, and a pleasant and peculiar taste. It was unknown to us ’till the discovery of America, where the natives not only drank the liquor made from the nuts, in the manner we do chocolate, but also used them as money. The tree is not very tall, but grows regularly, and is of a beautiful form, especially when loaded with its fruit. Its stem is of the thickness of a man’s leg, and but a few feet in height; its bark rough, and full of tubercles; and its leaves six or eight inches long, half as much in breadth, and pointed at the ends. The flowers stand on the branches, and even on the trunk of the tree, in clusters, each having its own pedicle, an inch and sometimes less in length: they are small, of a yellowish colour, and are succeeded by the fruit, which is large and oblong, resembling a cucumber, five, six, or eight inches in length, and three or four in thickness; and, when fully ripe, it is of a purple colour. Within the cavity of this fruit are lodged the cocoa nuts, usually about thirty in number. This tree flowers twice or three times in the year, and ripens as many series of fruits. John Hill, History of the Mat. Medica.

    Amid’ those orchards of the sun,
    Give me to drain the cocoa ’s milky bowl,
    And from the palm to draw its freshening wine. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocoa

    alt. of Cocoa palm

  2. Cocoanoun

    a preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells

  3. Etymology: [Corrupted fr. cacao.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cocoa

    kō′kō, n. the seed of the cacao or chocolate tree: a beverage made from the seeds crushed and ground. [A corr. of Cacao.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cocoa in a Sentence

  1. Lionel Soulard:

    It starts with ... GPS mapping the farmers, then making sure we can trace where (the cocoa) comes from and how we can prove it comes from there.

  2. Sylvain Daple:

    I've already cleared 4 hectares of forest in July that my family can plant with cocoa in the April rainy season and I'm not going to stop that.

  3. Kerry Coyne:

    We have watched the coffee category expand and adapt as Millennials converted to coffee drinkers, attracted by the smoother flavor and artisanal characteristics and third - and fourth-wave coffee, we knew our culinary team could deliver that same premium, hand-crafted sensory experience with the bellowed category hero of espresso in our best-in-class, fresh-baked bagel. The caffeine in the bagel is sourced from both espresso and coffee-cherry flour. Einstein’s exact recipe is proprietary but in addition to packing a caffeinated punch, the new bagel also has 13 grams of protein, derived from cocoa. We ’d all love a little extra energy in the morning, but do the enhancned bagels actually taste any good ? The product left tasters divided in a pretty even split. The product itself resembles a dark brown pumpernickel bagel and, upon the first few nibbles, tastes like a chewy plain bagel with a slightly sweet taste. After a few more bites, however, the bitterness from the espresso really kicks in.

  4. Joseph Ladapo:

    Exercise is obviously not as attractive or sexy as cocoa, but it's inexpensive, more beneficial, and doesn't come with harmful calories or sugars.

  5. Lazare Ake:

    There is good sun and rain, that's what the cocoa trees want, there are enough pods on the trees. This time is good for them.

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