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cocoa1

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
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 relating to cocoa.
6.
of the color of cocoa.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; earlier cocao, cacoa, variant of cacao

cocoa2

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
noun
1.
coco.
Origin
1545-55; misspelling of coco, by confusion with cocoa1

Cocoa

[koh-koh] /ˈkoʊ koʊ/
noun
1.
a city in E central Florida.
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  • Put the cocoa powder in a big bowl and add one cup of the hot milk.
  • The mixing of citrus and cocoa is not an unfamiliar practice.
  • She stood over a pot of simmering water, stirring a jar larded with pellets of beeswax, shea butter and cocoa butter.
  • cocoa prices also surged on concerns about supplies.
British Dictionary definitions for cocoa

cocoa

/ˈkəʊkəʊ/
noun
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.
  1. a light to moderate brown colour
  2. (as adjective): cocoa paint
Word Origin
C18: altered from cacao
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Word Origin and History for cocoa
n.

powder from cacao seeds, 1707, corruption (by influence of coco) of cacao. The printing of Johnson's dictionary ran together the entries for coco and cocoa, fostering a confusion that never has been undone.

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