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
Alteration (influenced by coco, coconut palm) of cacao.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Metathesis of Spanish cacao. (Wiktionary)