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Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish cacao, from Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl. The form cocoa by confusion with coco, popularized by Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language.

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cocoa (countable and uncountable, plural cocoas)

  1. The dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree from which chocolate is made.
  2. An unsweetened brown powder made from roasted, ground cocoa beans, used in making chocolate, and in cooking.
  3. (uncountable) A hot drink made with milk, cocoa powder, and sugar.
    Do you like cocoa?
    • 1979, Stanley J. Sharpless, A Food Lover's Companion, Harper & Row, Evan Jones (edit.)
      Half past nine - high time for supper;
      Cocoa, love? Of course, my dear.
      Helen thinks it quite delicious,
      John prefers it now to beer....
      ¶For they've stumbled on the secret
      Of a love that never wanes,
      Rapt beneath the tumbled bedclothes,
      Cocoa coursing through their veins.
  4. (countable) A serving of this drink.
    I like to watch TV with a cocoa.
  5. (countable) A light to medium brown colour.
    cocoa colour:  
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cocoa (not comparable)

  1. Of a light to medium brown colour, like that of cocoa powder.
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Etymology 2Edit

By confusion with cocoa, popularized by Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language.

NounEdit

cocoa

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of coco.

Classical NahuatlEdit

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cocoa

  1. (transitive) To hurt.
  2. (reflexive) To be ill.

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  • Wolgemuth, Carl et al. (2002) Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 87, 119, 231, 242

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cocoa f (plural cocoas)

  1. cocoa