cocoa

1 [koh-koh]
noun
1.
a powder made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of the cacao, Theobroma cacao, from which much of the fat has been removed.
2.
cacao ( def 2 ).
3.
a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with hot milk or water.
4.
brown; yellowish brown; reddish brown.
adjective
5.
of or pertaining to cocoa.
6.
of the color of cocoa.

Origin:
1700–10; earlier cocao, cacoa, variant of cacao

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cocoa

2 [koh-koh]
noun

Origin:
1545–55; misspelling of coco, by confusion with cocoa1

Cocoa

[koh-koh]
noun
a city in E central Florida.
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cocoa or cacao (ˈkəʊkəʊ)
 
n
1.  a powder made from cocoa beans after they have been roasted, ground, and freed from most of their fatty oil
2.  a hot or cold drink made from cocoa and milk or water
3.  a.  a light to moderate brown colour
 b.  (as adjective): cocoa paint
 
[C18: altered from cacao]
 
cacao or cacao
 
n
 
[C18: altered from cacao]

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Word Origin & History

cocoa
1707, from Sp. cacao, from Nahuatl cacua, root form of cacahuatl "bean of the cocoa tree."
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Example sentences
Cocoa and sugar futures advanced in active trading yesterday.
Cocoa stocks are piling up in ports, increasing the chance of the beans
  decaying.
Many areas are still used for growing cocoa and coffee.
It does take a while to get used to the taste, but it's perfect for making hot
  cocoa or lattes.
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