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crème de cacao

Syllabification: crème de ca·ca·o
Pronunciation: /ˌkrem də kəˈkou, ˈkōkō
 
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Definition of crème de cacao in English:

noun

A chocolate-flavored liqueur.
Example sentences
  • And Saturday I had two cocktails containing vodka, Kahlua, Baileys and white creme de cacao, plus a tequila shot, totalling seven standard drinks, before I even left the house.
  • Made with crème de cacao, brandy and cream, this cocktail was named after Alexander the Great.
  • The combination of brandy, creme de cacao, and either whole cream or ice cream sounds more like a Klondike bar than an aperitif.

Origin

mid 20th century: French, literally 'cream of cacao'.

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