chocolate

[chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-]
noun
1.
a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla.
2.
a beverage made by dissolving such a preparation in milk or water, served hot or cold: a cup of hot chocolate.
3.
candy made from such a preparation.
4.
an individual piece of this candy.
5.
any syrup or flavoring made from this preparation or artificially imitating its flavor.
6.
a dark brown color.
adjective
7.
made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
8.
having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Spanish < Nahuatl chocolātl

chocolaty, chocolatey, adjective

cacao, chocolate, coca, cocoa, coke.
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chocolate (ˈtʃɒkəlɪt, ˈtʃɒklɪt, -lət)
 
n
1.  a food preparation made from roasted ground cacao seeds, usually sweetened and flavoured
2.  a drink or sweetmeat made from this
3.  a.  a moderate to deep brown colour
 b.  (as adjective): a chocolate carpet
 
[C17: from Spanish, from Aztec xocolatl, from xococ sour, bitter + atl water]
 
'chocolaty
 
adj

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chocolate
1604, from Nahuatl xocolatl, from xococ "bitter" + atl "water." Brought to Spain for first time 1520.
"To a Coffee-house, to drink jocolatte, very good" [Pepys, "Diary," Nov. 24, 1664].
Chocolate chip is from 1940; chocolatier is attested from 1888; chocolatey from 1965
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Truffles, the chocolate kind, usually have creamy ganache centers.
Finally, you can also dress it up a bit with chocolate chips once it's cooled.
The chocolate shop on the ground floor beckons with all sorts of heavenly
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Satisfying your craving for chocolate is easy, no matter where you are in the
  world.
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