Definition of cocoa in English:


Syllabification: co·coa
Pronunciation: /ˈkōkō


  • 1A chocolate powder made from roasted and ground cacao seeds.
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    • To make the pastry, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and icing sugar.
    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa and salt and stir into chocolate mixture until well blended.
  • 1.1A hot drink made from cocoa powder mixed with sugar and milk or water.
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    • Sophia bought two hot cocoas from the school cafeteria and the two of them drank them vigorously.
    • I swore off ever drinking alcohol, and I prefer drinking tea and cocoa to drinking coffee.
    • He stood at a nearby table, selling coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars for a church fund-raiser.
  • 2 variant spelling of coco, usually regarded as a misspelling.


early 18th century (denoting cacao seed): alteration of cacao.

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