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cocoa butter

noun
1.
a fatty substance obtained from the seeds of the cacao, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and other products.
Also, cacao butter.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for cocoa-butter

cocoa butter

noun
1.
a yellowish-white waxy solid that is obtained from cocoa beans and used for confectionery, soap, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for cocoa-butter

cocoa butter

pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat obtained from cocoa beans, having a mild chocolate flavour and aroma, and used in the manufacture of chocolate confections, pharmaceutical ointments, and toiletries. It is valued for its melting characteristics, remaining brittle at room temperature or lower but melting just below body temperature. One of the most stable fats known, cocoa butter contains antioxidants that discourage rancidity and allow storage life of two to five years. Its use with other fats improves their stability. Treatment of cocoa butter to remove aroma and colour also removes antioxidants, increasing susceptibility to rancidity.

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