from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A powder made from cacao seeds after they have been fermented, roasted, shelled, ground, and freed of most of their fat.
- n. A beverage made by mixing this powder with sugar in hot water or milk.
- n. A moderate brown to reddish brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree from which chocolate is made
- n. an unsweetened brown powder made from roasted, ground cocoa beans, used in making chocolate, and in cooking.
- n. a hot drink made with milk, cocoa powder, and sugar
- n. a cup or mug of this drink
- n. a light to medium brown colour
- adj. of a light to medium brown colour, like that of cocoa powder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A tall palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera) as its fruit. It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree. It is widely planted throughout the tropics, and in some locations as an ornamental tree.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A palm belonging to the genus Cocos, producing the cocoanut.
- n. A corrupted form of cacao.
- n. The ground kernels of the cacao or chocolate-tree. See cacao and Theobroma.
- n. A beverage made from ground cocoa-nibs. See cocoa-nibs, cacao, and Theobroma.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
- n. powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
The word cocoa comes via the Spanish cacao, which in turn came via the Maya and Aztec from a probable Olmec word kakawa coined 3,000 years ago.
The word cocoa is derived from the Aztec/Mexican word cachuatl, which comes from the word cacahuazintl, the name of the fruit or pod of the cocoa tree.
The four southern States of India fall within what we call a cocoa sweet spot in the world.
Now, further displacement includes wondering if going to Penzey's and buying vanilla beans and ancho chiles to make vanilla/chile extract for use in brownies and cocoa is a reasonable use of my day.
Beat in cocoa powder, 2 cups confectioners sugar, coconut milk, vanilla and salt, beating until frosting is smooth and slightly fluffy.
Sift in cocoa powder, and whisk it in well, along with the maple syrup.
Beat in cocoa powder until well combined, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
Beat in cocoa powder, 2 cups confectioners sugar, buttermilk and vanilla, beating until frosting is smooth and slightly fluffy.
He says it will not be easy to implement regulations on often isolated farms where cocoa is produced.
Geography should play a bigger role in cocoa and coffee marketing, say Cameroon's industry experts, such as Michael Ndoping, general manager of the country's National Cocoa and Coffee Board.
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